Docpoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival


Tsumu – Where Do You Go with Your Dreams?

Lars, Eino and Thomas are fighting for a better future for themselves and their friends in Tasiilaq in eastern Greenland. A youth film about hope, dreams and the right to be yourself in turbulent times.

Production notes

With great skill and sensitivity, Kasper Kiertzner frees himself from the aesthetic canons characterising the documentary form and hands the camera over to his protagonists (who are actually credited as directors of photography alongside Jonas Möller) who use it to confess their feelings in their Tunumiit dialect; he gives free rein to their histrionics, he leaves space for randomness, at certain points he gets them to pose in the village’s deserted streets, he films them as they navigate their way between the rocks, and he uses old film or video footage he finds on their mobile phones. And all of these images are shot through with a profound humanity, a desire to share which is neither condescending nor sentimental, but pure documentation of what’s hidden beneath our skin. And, of course, within their dreams.

Camillo De Marco, Cineuropa

The film is also available online throughout the festival!

Language: Greenlandic
Subtitles: English
Length: 84 min
Age Limit: K7
Year: 2022
Production Country: Denmark, Sweden

Director: Kasper Kiertzner
Producer: Jannik Splidsboel, Kristian Ussing Andersen, Michael Krotkiewski, David Herdies, Birgitte Keseler
Production Company: Holy Ravioli
Editing: Sascha Fülscher, Buster Marcher Jønsson
Cinematographer: Jonas Møller
Music: August Fenger
Sound Design: Ted Krotkiewski