AWARD WINNING SHORT DOCUMENTARY
BEST SHORTFILM - Nuuk International Film Festival 2019
SILVER AWARD, Best Documentary Short - Independent Shorts Awards 2019
BEST INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR NOMINEE - Oregon Film Festival 2020
The personal story of the greatest tragedy in Greenlandic maritime history, told by the grandson of one of the 95 passengers who lost their lives on the cold stormy night of January 30th, 1959, when M/S Hans Hedtoft - on its maiden voyage - allegedly hit an iceberg.
To mark the 60th anniversary of the tragedy, the shortfilm had its premiere in the town of Qaqortoq, southern Greenland. The M/S Hans Hedtoft set out from Qaqortoq on its final journey in January 1959.
Nordatlantiske Filmdage - Copenhagen, Denmark, September 2020
Setting Sun Film Festival - Melbourne, Australia. September 2020
Oregon Film Festival - Portland, Oregon, USA. August 2020
Maoriland Film Festival - Ōtaki, New Zealand. March 2020
International Festival of Winter Cinema - Edmonton, AL, Canada. February 2020
Independent Shorts Awards - Hollywood. USA. December 2019
Nuuk International Film Festival - sneak preview. September 2019
The hit song All Hope Abandon by Greenlandic indie-rock band Small Time Giants.
Funded by Nordens Intitut i Grønland and made possible with the help of Nordiska Filmskolan.
Qaqortoq, southern Greenland.
12:31 min, stereo, 1.85:1 ratio 1920x1038/25p (screener).
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