INTO THE ICE

A Danish-German Co-Production with Hansen & Pedersen | 85 Min. | English, Danish | A film by Lars H. Ostenfeld

Despite many years of research, we still do not know exactly how fast the Greenland ice sheet is melting. This is the question director Lars Henrik Ostenfeld hopes to answer when he set outs on an expedition with three of the world’s leading glaciologists. The journey will take them 180 metres into one of the major “Moulin” holes in the ice sheet – further than any human has ever gone before.

 

  • SYNOPSIS

    INTO THE ICE follows a number of groundbreaking and dangerous research expeditions over the Greenland Inland Ice. The ice at the poles is melting. This will result in huge rises of the sea level and have major consequences for the whole world. Director Lars Ostenfeld has gained unique access to follow some of the world’s leading glaciologists deep into the melting heart of climate change. They risk their own lives as they search for new and essential data to help answer one of the most urgent questions of our time: How fast is the ice melting – and how much time do we have to make a new plan for the world? The answer lies within the ice itself.

  • DIRECTOR

    Lars Ostenfeld has many years of experience in science and nature documentaries. Most recently he shot and produced episodes of DR’s major nature series WILD, WONDERFUL DENMARK and the documentary TRACKING THE WOLF. Lars has worked on several award-winning programs for Danish broadcasters DR and TV2, including PH.D. CUP, realized in collaboration with the Lundbeck Foundation and Information, The Pain Experiment and Nature Live. Together with DTU Space and astrophysicist Anja C. Andersen from the Niels Bohr Institute, he also realized DR’s LIVE FROM SPACE, broadcasting for the first time 360-degree live footage from space using a balloon with live streaming cameras. Lars is also the director of THE POLAR BEAR LIVE, which was streamed directly to 200 TV screens during the COP22 climate summit, and LIVE FROM THE DEPTHS, which was broadcast live from a submarine 40 meters underwater and 100 kilometers offshore at the bottom of the North Sea.

  • CREDITS

    Director & Cinematography
    Lars Henrik Ostenfeld

    Producer
    Malene Flindt Pedersen, Stefan Kloos, Signe Skov Thomsen

    Editor
    Marion Tuor

    Music
    Kristian Eidnes Andersen

    Sound Design
    Kristian Eidnes Andersen, Patrick Svaneberg Vejen

    Development Producer
    Caspar Haarløv

    Graphic & Animation
    Torsten Høgh Rasmussen

    Production
    Hansen & Pedersen

    Co-Production
    Kloos & Co. Nord

    World Sales
    Rise and Shine World Sales

  • SUPPORTED BY

    INTO THE ICE was supported by the DANISH FILM INSTITUTE DFI and is a co-production with TV 2 DENMARK and NORDDEUTSCHER RUNDFUNK in cooperation with ARTE. Additionally, the film was supported by THE LUNDBECK FOUNDATION, THE NOVO NORDISK FOUNDATION, THE CARLSBERG BEQUEST IN HONOUR OF J.C. JACOBSEN, AAGE V. JENSEN CHARITY FOUNDATION, QUEEN MARGRETHE’S AND PRINCE HENRIK’S FOUNDATION.

  • FESTIVALS

    World Premiere
    CPH:DOX 2022, Denmark

    Further Festivals (Selection)
    Vison du Reel Nyon 2022, Switzerland
    Shanghai International Film Festival 2022, China
    AFO Academia Film Olomouc 2022, Czech Republic
    Trento International Film Festival 2022, Italy
    Beldocs International Film Festival 2022, Serbia
    Docs Against Gravity 2022, Warsaw, Poland
    Cinemambiente Turin, Italy
    Sydney Film Festival 2022, Australia
    DOC Edge 2022, New Sealand
    Ecofalante Film Festival 2022, Brazil
    SINFF Savonlinna International Film Festival 2022, Finland

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