On the Edge of Freedom

On the Edge of Freedom

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  • Jens Lengerke, Anita Mathal Hopland
  • Denmark
  • 2017, 75 min
Photography: Anita Mathal Hopland, Jens Lengerke
Editing: Mikael Kloster Ebbesen
Music: Morten Svenstrup, Alfred Benedict
Producer, Co-producer: Søren Steen Jespersen (Larm Film)
Color: Colour
Language: Russian, Ukrainian

Moscow and Kyiv. Angela and Vlad. Two young and talented people brought together by an unusual passion for the extravagant and public conquest of forbidden parts of the city. Tall buildings, underground tunnels or freight trains are the new pastimes of a young generation yearning to get out of the rut, escape a predictable future and find fame among their peers through risky “urbex” videos. At the same time, however, the logic of social networks is turning them into a commercial phenomenon that can bring them big money – but also compel them to engage in even crazier stunts. “This is urban exploration, baby!”

“This is a portrait of a new generation we rarely hear about. It is a film about the human behind an extreme phenomenon.” A. M. Hopland


Anita Mathal Hopland (1981) and Jens Lengerke (1984) work for the Danish production company Larm Film, where they are involved in directing. On the Edge of Freedom is their first joint project and Jens’s cinematic debut. Anita is also the author and director of the film Under the Darkness.

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DR INTERNATIONAL SALES / Anita Mathal Hopland / Emil Holms Kanal 20 / Copenhagen / Denmark / anitamhopland@gmail.com / www.drsales.dk
Festival edition: 2017
Sections: First Lights
Premiere Type: Central European Premiere
Exhibition format: DCP
Subtitle languages: English
Simultaneous interpreting: CZ
25.10.2017DKO I 23:00


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