Journey to Utopia

Erlend E. Mo, Denmark, 2020

88 min.DK/Documentary

The enlightened, forward-thinking Mo family lead a picture-perfect life on their farm in Norway. But recently, climate anxiety and a fear for what kind of planet will be left to their three children is keeping them up at night. Taking a giant leap of faith, the family decides to take action and move to ''Permatopia’: a brand new self-sufficient, organic farming cooperative in Denmark. But will green community living really be a sustainable solution for a family of five headstrong individualists, each with their own very different expectations and dreams? A heartwarming and brutally honest film about one family’s attempt to make a real difference under the shadow of climate change.
Basic information Credits
Original title Rejsen til Utopia
Danish title Rejsen til Utopia
Keywords Denmark, Norway, Family life, Relationship, Shared acommodation, Sustainability, 2020-2030
Director Erlend E. Mo
Screenplay Erlend E. Mo
Producer Lise Lense-Møller
Director of Photography Erlend E. Mo
Editor Åsa Mossberg
Sound Anders Kwarnmark
Composer Magnus Jarlbo, Sebastian Öberg
Appearance Ingeborg Fangel Mo, Solbjørg Fangel Mo, Aslaug Fangel Mo, Arve Johannes Fangel Mo
Production country Denmark, Norway, Sweden
Domestic distribution Filmbazar
International sales Autlook Filmsales
Danish theatrical release 03.09.2020
Comment Among Norwegian-born Erlend E. Mo''s award-winning films are ''Can You Die in Heaven?'' (2005), ''My Eyes'' (2006) and ''Four Letters Apart'' (2013)
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
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Production company
Executive Producer Magic Hour Films
Co-production Mosaikk Film, Indie Film, Vilda Bomben AB, Film i Väst
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, Sørnorsk Filmsenter, Eurimages, Norsk Filminstitutt, Svenska Filminstitutet, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Fritt Ord
In collaboration with TV2, SVT, NRK
Domestic distribution Filmbazar


Direction Erlend E. Mo


Screenplay Erlend E. Mo


Producer Lise Lense-Møller
Co-producer Fredrik Lange
Co-producer Carsten Aanonsen
Co-producer Anthony Muir
Post-production supervisor Anders V. Christensen
Post-production assistant Sebastian Anton Munk
Post-production assistant Martin Munck Schmidt
Production Kristoffer Barslund


Cinematographer Erlend E. Mo
Cinematographer: Additional shoot Casper Høyberg
Cinematographer: Additional shoot Simon Plum


Editor Åsa Mossberg
Editor: TV version Stefan Sundlöf
Editing supervisor Kasper Leick
Editing supervisor Rasmus Nyholm Schmidt
Avid supervisor Liv Lynge
Trailer editor Christoffer Heie


Composer Magnus Jarlbo
Composer Sebastian Öberg
Musical consultant Claus Kilpatrick


Sound designer Anders Kwarnmark
Sound consultant Andreas Kongsgaard
Re-recording mixer Anders Kwarnmark
Re-recording mixer Andreas Kongsgaard

Visual effects

Colourist Maria Klarlund


Appearance Ingeborg Fangel Mo
Appearance Solbjørg Fangel Mo
Appearance Aslaug Fangel Mo
Appearance Arve Johannes Fangel Mo
Appearance Sigrun Elsebeth Fangel Mo
Appearance Erlend E. Mo
Appearance Bjørg G. Mo
Appearance Arve G. Mo
Appearance Morten Krohn
Appearance Inger Maaløe

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