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: Northern Movement / Raekallio Corp.
Release format: HD 1080p
Support: SVT, Finnish Cultural Foundation, Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation, Nordic Culture Point
World Premiere: 56. Golden Prague International Television Festival, September 2019
Additional festival screenings: www.lumikinosproduction.com/fram