• Jacob Grønlykke – Qaamarngup uummataa AKA Heart of Light (1998)

    1991-2000ArthouseDramaGreenlandJacob Grønlykke

    Jacob Gronlykke directed this $3 million Danish drama, the first production filmed completely in Greenland, with Inuit dialogue. The story begins with the 1947 ceremonies in which Greenland becomes part of Denmark; Danish king Christian X gives a ceremonial rifle to Greenland’s Niisi Lynge. A half-century later, Niisi’s son Rasmus (Rasmus Lyberth) still has the rifle, but past dreams have gone sour. The alcoholic Rasmus, married to aggressive Marie (Vivi Nielsen), has many problems because of his drinking, and so does his son Niisi (Knud Peterson), who drunkenly kills his brother’s girlfriend and then commits suicide. The grief-stricken Rasmus sets out across the frozen land on a risky hunting trip, and the film’s tone shifts from realism to satire as Danish female environmentalists make fun of his crude clothing and gear. A helicopter pilot lands and tries to talk Rasmus into turning back. In a folkloric vein, Rasmus encounters a hermit, the Qivittoq (Anda Kristiansen), who takes him into a mystical world for a reunion with his father. Shown at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival.Read More »

  • Kenneth Sorento – The Fight for Greenland (2020)

    2011-2020DocumentaryGreenlandKenneth Sorento

    The film follows four strong-willed and dynamic young Greenlanders that deeply disagree on which direction their country should follow, but all are fighting for a better Greenland.Read More »

  • Torben Bech & Otto Rosing – Nuummioq (2009)

    Drama2001-2010GreenlandRomanceTorben Bech and Otto Rosing

    Plot Summary
    If there is a Greenlander “type” (and if not, take a moment come up with one) Malik would be it: he is taciturn, bearish and mildly hedonistic bachelor. He’s a carpenter, good with his hands, not terribly articulate, living with his similarly-reserved grandparents. He lives in Nuuk, the capital of Greenland, where there’s not much to do but work, hunt, drink and pick up women (all of which Malik does well). He spends a lot of time with his friends, Inuit cousin Mikael and baffoonish Carsten, the latter of whom ends up in the hospital after an overdose of Viagra, but it is Malik who receives bad news: he has cancer and not long to live.Read More »

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