FRAM (Finland, 28:00)
Directed by: Thomas Freundlich, Valtteri Raekallio
Written by: Thomas Freundlich, Valtteri Raekallio
Cast: Thomas Freundlich, Valtteri Raekallio
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 polar 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 a unique and engaging journey to a place where few have been – and even fewer have danced.