3 - 5 desember 2018 Solstrand Hotel & Bad

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THE RAFT (2018) 

A film by Marcus Lindeen


In 1973, five men and six women drifted across the Atlantic on a raft as part of a scientific experiment studying the sociology of violence, aggression and sexual attraction in human behavior. Although the project became known in the press as ‘The Sex Raft’, nobody expected what ultimately took place on that three month journey. Through extraordinary archive material and a reunion of the surviving members of the expedition on a full scale replica of the raft, this film tells the hidden story behind what has been described as ’one of the strangest group experiments of all time.’

The Raft is a documentary feature film that premiered at CPH:DOX film festival in 2018, where it picked up the main award for best international documentary film. The film, a Swedish co-production with Denmark, Germany and the U.S., is described in the jury’s statement as “a perfect marriage of form and content... We see love, companionship and stamina triumph over darker sides of human behavior... A unique record of time and culture, of ageing and ultimately, a monument to the courage of people formerly known as the weaker sex, who embark on a journey into the unknown.” The life-size replica of the original raft, used as a set prop in the film, has been created by Simone Grau Roney, known for her work on several of Lars von Trier’s films. Marcus Lindeen exhibited the reconstruction as part of an art installation at Centre Pompidou in Paris in 2017.


Director: Marcus Lindeen
Cinematography: Måns Månsson
Production Design: Simone Grau
Editing: Alexandra Strauss, Dominika Daubenbüchel
Music: Hans Appelqvist
Sound: Hans Møller
Producer: Erik Gandini
Co-producers: Vibeke Vogel, Ingmar Trost
Executive producers: Jesper Kurlandsky, Julie Goldman, Christopher Clements
Production Company: FASAD Productions AB