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The Raft (film still), 2018

The Film Club autumn 2018

7.9 – 7.12 2018


The Film Club features films and discussions on Friday evenings. The Moderna Bar will be open after the film screenings. Welcome!

The Raft (2018)

Marcus Lindeen
Sweden, 97 min

Preview of Marcus Lindeen’s award-winning film The Raft!

Date: Friday 7 September 2018
Time: at 18
Place: the Auditorium, floor 2
Language: English, Swedish subtitles
Price: 100 SEK, 80 SEK for Friends of Moderna Museet
Tickets: Buy Ticket

Conversation after the film between Marcus Lindeen and Catrin Lundqvist.

The film bar outside the Auditorium is open at 17.30–18. The Moderna Bar will be open after the film screening. Student discount in the bar.

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 won the main award at CPH:DOX film festival, one of Europe’s leading non-fiction showcases.

Marcus Lindeen

Marcus Lindeen is a writer and director. He made his debut with documentary feature Regretters, which won the prestigious Prix Europa for Best European Documentary in Berlin, the Swedish Academy Awards (Guldbagge) and the Swedish Emmy for Best Documentary in 2011.

His second film was fiction feature, Glorious Accidents, that premiered at The Venice Film Festival, winning the prize for Best Medium-Length film. Lindeen’s theatre work has been produced and presented at Sweden’s National Theatre (Dramaten), The National Theatre in Oslo and The Schaubühne in Berlin. His latest short film Dear Director picked up a prize when it premiered at The Locarno Film Festival in 2015. In January 2017 he exhibited the art installation The Acali Experiment at Centre Pompidou in Paris. The installation was also presented as part of the CPH:DOX film festival in Copenhagen, where his feature documentary film The Raft premiered in 2018. The film won the main award of the festival.

The Film Club

Film has had a prominent position at the Museum since the start. The Moderna Museet Film Club has existed since the Museum opened in 1958, showing everything from children’s matinees to the latest experimental art films. In 2018, the Film Club will present films on the boundary between art and documentary. Often, the artist or director will take part in discussions after the screenings.

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The Film Club editorial team

Lena Essling, curator, Catrin Lundqvist, curator, Jo Widoff, curator.



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