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Directed by Marcus Lindeen

(Sweden, Denmark, Germany, USA - 2018, 97 mins)

  • Winner of the 2018 CPH:DOX Award, Copenhagen

  • Official Selection IDFA International Documentary
    Film Festival Amsterdam

  • Opening Film :DOKUFEST XVII

  • Best Documentary Competition - BFI London
    Film Festival

What the critics are saying:

”Gripping …good-humoured and Incisive” Variety 

"A fantastic voyage ... thoughtful and fascinating" Screen

"Superb … stormy seas of identity politics" Screen 

“pioneering 1973 experiment … remarkable” The Sun

"Stranger than nonfiction … exquisitely constructed" Frieze


Read the interview “This Kind of Storytelling with Real People is Social Experimentation” with Marcus Lindeen in
Filmmaker Magazine

And this insightful piece “Stranger than nonfiction”in Frieze Magazine

And this in-depth look at the “Mutiny on the Sex Raft: how a 70s science project descended into violent chaos” in The Guardian

 

THE RAFT

ON RELEASE FROM 18 JANUARY 2019

Imagine Big Brother at sea, but with no evictions. Director Marcus Lindeen innovatively uncovers the human stories behind a 1970s social experiment, salaciously dubbed ‘The Sex Raft’.

UK Release supported in part by the Swedish Film Institute

SPECIAL SCREENINGS WITH DIRECTOR Q&As

16 Jan 2019 19:30 - Everyman Muswell Hill

Director Q&A - hosted by Stuart Jeffries (The Guardian

18 Jan 2019 18:15 - Barbican Cinema
Director Q&A to follow the screening

IN CINEMAS NATIONWIDE FROM 18 JANUARY

From 18 Jan - Curzon Bloomsbury, Bertha Dochouse - Tickets

From 18 Jan - Institute of Contemporary Arts (the ICA) - Tickets

From 18 Jan - Rio Cinema - Tickets

From 25 Jan - Watershed Bristol - Tickets

27 Jan - Exeter Phoenix

29 Jan - Chapter Cardiff

31 Jan - No 6 Cinema

8 Feb - Filmhouse Cinema, Edinburgh

9 Feb - Mac Birmingham

15 Feb - Glasgow Film Theatre

15 Feb - Aberdeen Belmont

25 Feb - Rex Cinema