«This portrait film is top drawer. A mix between narratives, situations, atmosphere, that together tells a lot about Maniitsoq, Greenland, their relationship to Denmark, and generally how it is to be a human being with responsibility and dependencies.» Pov.International

A film by Sidse Torstholm Larsen & Sturla Pilskog

Length:77min & 52min
Location:Maniitsoq, Greenland
Production:Norway, Greenland & Denmark
Blåst Film in co-production with:
Bullitt Film & Ánorâk Film
International Sales:Cat&Docs

«Winter’s Yearning» is a cinematic film about dreams, lives on hold and the human capacity to rise again.

When the American aluminium giant ALCOA decides to build their next aluminium plant in Maniitsoq, Greenland, the citizens of the small finishing town have high hopes. Could this be the first major step towards Greenlandic independence? But as years go by and ALCOA is nowhere to be seen, the people of Maniitsoq fall into a state of waiting. The future has been postponed, but for how long?

A social worker, a young woman, and the town’s aluminium coordinator are the main protagonists in this portray of a small society that yearns for change and progress. A progress that in the end comes from an unexpected place.


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March 2019 – Cph:Dox – In Nordic:Dox Competition
April 2019 – Moscow International Film Festival – In Main Competition