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Fram / Photo: Valtteri Raekallio & Thomas Freundlich


Fram / Photo: Valtteri Raekallio & Thomas Freundlich
Fram / Photo: Valtteri Raekallio & Thomas Freundlich
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FRAM (2019)

How far would you go to pursue an idea? Why do we do incredibly difficult things that have no practical application? Is there a parallel between geographic and artistic exploration?

Fram is a documentary and travel film about two friends journeying to the end of the earth, in order to make a dance film in the arctic wilderness of Svalbard. En route, they explore the history of our ideas of the Arctic, along with the grand questions of life, art and our place in the world. Sharing their love of discovering new geographic and artistic frontiers, choreographer-dancer-filmmakers and outdoor enthusiasts Thomas Freundlich and Valtteri Raekallio take the viewer on an engaging journey to a place where few have been and even fewer have danced.



a film by Thomas Freundlich & Valtteri Raekallio


Duration: 28/51 min


Production company: Lumikinos Production Oy


Co-production: Raekallio Corp. / Northern Movement

Support: SVT, Finnish Cultural Foundation, Jenny and Antti Wihuri FoundationNordic Culture Point

Festival distribution:

Premiere: 56. Golden Prague International Television Festival, 2019


Official Selections:
Nordic Film Days 2019, Lübeck, Germany
DanceScreen 2019, Wuppertal, Germany
San Francisco Dance Film Festival 2019, San Francisco, USA
Inshadow Lisbon Screendance Festival 2019, Lisbon, Portugal
Bansko Mountain Film Fest 2019, Bansko, Bulgaria

Sedona International Film Festival 2020, Sedona, AZ, USA
Earth Day Film Fest 2020, Chico, California, USA
FINDECOIN Film Festival 2020, Puerto la Cruz, Venezuela
FIFA Festival International du Film sur l’Art 2020, Montreal, Canada
AMDOCS American Documentary and Animation Film Festival 2020, Palm Springs, CA, USA
European Independent Film Festival 2020, Paris, France
International Nature Film Festival Gödöllö 2020, Budapest, Hungary

Red Carpet Film Festival 2020, Hyvinkää, Finland
Ischia Film Festival 2020, Ischia, Italy
Diversions International Short Film Festival 2020, Sveti Ivan Zelina, Croatia
Ariano International Film Festival 2020, Ariano Irpino, Italy
Maykop International Film Festival 2020, Maykop, Russia
DC Shorts International Film Festival 2020, Washington, DC, USA
Black Cat Picture Show 2020, Augusta, GA, USA
Helsinki International Film Festival 2020, Helsinki, Finland
Provinziale Filmfest Eberswalde 2020, Eberswalde, Germany
Atlantic International Film Festival 2020, Barranquilla, Colombia
Eläköön tanssielokuva! 2020, Helsinki, Finland

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Fram / Photo: Valtteri Raekallio & Thomas Freundlich
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