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  • 2014 | Documentary | 86' | Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Norway

Freak Out!

Long-haired barefoot people. Free love! Veganism! Experiments with drugs… The sixties, right? Not quite. Over a hundred years ago just outside the little village Ascona, in southern Switzerland, the alternative movement was born. This is their forgotten story.
 
FREAK OUT! tells the untold story of a group of middleclass kids who in 1900 revolted against their time and started the original alternative community. A community based on veganism, feminism, pacifism and free love. Soon it attracted most of Europe’s cultural radicals. Through their eyes we unfold the uncanny similarities between our time and what they revolted against in the early 20th century.
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Director
Carl Javér
Production
Ma.ja.de. Filmproduktion in co-production with Vilda Bomben Film AB, Filmgate Films, Final Cut for Real, Hallum og Jensen, Film i Väst and MDR in association with ARTE, SVT, NRK, DR, YLE and RUV
Funding
SFI, DFI, NFI, MEDIA, Nordisk Film & TV Fond and Swedish Arts Grants Committee
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Festivals
Göteborg IFF 2014, Tempo IDF Stockholm 2014 (Honorable Mention in Doc Award Competition), Den Norske Dokumentarfilmfestivalen Volda 2014, Docville IDF Leuven 2014, DOXA IDF Vancouver 2014, MakeDox IDF Skopje 2014 (Onion Award for Best Film in the International Competition), Available Light FF, Yukon 2015, DocuDays Kyiv 2015, Green FF Seoul 2015 (Best Feature Film Award and Audience Choice Award)

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