Solutions

SOLUTIONS is a deeply inspiring insight into visions and concrete ideas that will pave the way for solving some of the world's most challenging problems.

A group of the world’s leading scientists and entrepreneurs isolate themselves for 10 days at the renowned Santa Fe Institute hidden away in the desert of New Mexico. They come from all corners of science representing the environment, economy, democracy, cyberspace, education, status of institutions and artificial technology. They want to secure the future of humanity by creating a new and optimistic pathway into the future.

  • Pernille Rose Groenkjaer
    Director
    The Monastery - Mr. Vig and the Nun / Hunting for Hedonia / Genetic Me / Comedian Mind / Love Addict
  • Pernille Rose Groenkjaer
    Writer
    The Monastery - Mr. Vig and the Nun / Hunting for Hedonia / Genetic Me / Comedian Mind / Love Addict
  • Per Sandholt
    Writer
    Land of Mine / Borg McEnroe / Armadillo
  • Kristina Korsholm
    Co-writer
    Lionesse / Namow / Untawata / Behind Perfection
  • Pernille Rose Groenkjaer
    Producer
    Executive Producer on: The Cave / Love Child / School of Seduction / Hunting for Hedonia / A Year of Hope / Scandinavian Star / Safari / Bugs / Something Better to Come / The Newsroom / Free the Mind 
  • Eva Mulvad
    Producer
    Executive Producer on: The Cave / Love Child / School of Seduction / Hunting for Hedonia / A Year of Hope / Scandinavian Star / Safari / Bugs / Something Better to Come / The Newsroom / Free the Mind 
  • Mikala Krogh
    Producer
    Executive Producer on: The Cave / Love Child / School of Seduction / Hunting for Hedonia / A Year of Hope / Scandinavian Star / Safari / Bugs / Something Better to Come / The Newsroom / Free the Mind 
  • Ben Bernhard
    Cinematographer
    Aquarela, Hunting for Hedonia
  • Per Sandholt
    Editor
    Land of Mine / Borg McEnroe / Armadillo
  • Jonas Struck
    Composer
  • Nina Leidersdorff
    Line Producer
  • Alonso Mayo
    Line Producer
  • Karina Bernauer
    Line Producer
  • Kristina Korsholm
    Associate Producer
  • Jacques Bue Pedersen
    Sound Designer
  • STEEN RASMUSSEN
    Key Cast
  • ERIC BEINHOCKER
    Key Cast
  • DOYNE FARMER
    Key Cast
  • NICK HANAUER
    Key Cast
  • LAWRENCE LESSIG
    Key Cast
  • MOLLY CROCKETT
    Key Cast
  • JENNA BEDNAR
    Key Cast
  • KLAUS LACKNER
    Key Cast
  • JOHAN BOLLEN
    Key Cast
  • DAVID CHRISTIAN
    Key Cast
  • LARRY KRAMER
    Key Cast
  • CARL BENEDIKT FREY
    Key Cast
  • PIPER LOUNSBURY STOVER
    Key Cast
  • ESTHER DYSON
    Key Cast
  • FOTINI MARKOPOULOU
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 50 minutes 53 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 19, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    490,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Denmark
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1:2.39
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • CPH:DOX
    Copenhagen
    Denmark
    April 22, 2021
    World Premiere
    Nordic Dox Award competition
Distribution Information
  • Festival Distribution: Danish Film Institute
Director Biography - Pernille Rose Groenkjaer

DIRECTOR, PRODUCER AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
PERNILLE ROSE GRØNKJÆR
Academy Member - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Director/producer Pernille Rose Grønkjær (1973) graduated from the National Film School of Denmark in 1997 and has earned many awards and much acclaim for her work in documentary film and television over the past 20 years. Her international feature length documentary ”THE MONASTERY – Mr. Vig and the Nun” opened in 2006 at IDFA in Amsterdam and won the festival’s most prestigious 1st price; the Joris Ivens Award. The film had it's North American premiere at The Sundance Film Festival. It has won 11 awards the world over and played in more than 90 film festivals globally. The film opened in theatres in New York and the press wrote ”Fantastic!” and ”Beautiful mesmerizing wonder”. ”THE MONASTERY” has become an important milestone in the strong international brand that Danish documentary is today. With this film Grønkjær established herself as a storyteller with a universal language and a cinematic vision. Her international feature documentary “LOVE ADDICT” opened at great reviews in 2011.” LOVE ADDICT had it ś European premiere at IDFA and went on to the US market in September 2012. In 2014 Pernille premiered "GENETIC ME". "GENETIC ME is a humorous, ”sexy” and very human gateway into the rising science of who we are. Using wit and authenticity, the film connects a deeply personal tale with frontier genetic research and provides new perspectives on the eternal question of: "How did I become me?" This is the science you thought you would never understand made accessible and about to set you on a personal journey into the future. “DEN ANDEN SIDE” (Comedian Mind) was released in 2017 and is an ambitious feature documentary about the iconic Danish stand-up comedian and accomplished performer Anders Matthesen. Matthesen is the best in his genre, always stays original and has the largest group of fans among comedians. He is used to rave reviews and sold out venues whenever he sets up a show. The film - Den Anden Side - raved it's own bunch of stars: 10 times 5 starts in the press reviews. In 2019 Pernille premiers the mind-boggling “HUNTING FOR HEDONIA” about the bourgeoning technology of Deep Brain Stimulation. Pernille worked with academy award winning actress Tilda Swinton in recording the narration for HUNTING FOR HEDONIA. The film was the opening film of the ambitious CPH:DOX Science program 2019 and went on to it’s international festival tour after that.

SELECTED WORK
2021 SOLUTIONS (110min)
2019 HUNTING FOR HEDONIA (87 min)
2017 DEN ANDEN SIDE (90 min)
2014 GENETIC ME (52 min)
2011 THE HOUSE INSIDE HER (7min)
2011 LOVE ADDICT (86 min)
2006 THE MONASTERY – Mr. Vig and the Nun Creative (84 min.) 2005 THE FAMILY (4 episodes)
2004 THE COMPLICATED FAMILY LIFE (4 episodes)
2003 ”TV GLAD” (8 episodes)
2001 REPEATING GRANDPA (30 min)
1999 THE MODELS Documentary TV-series (6 episodes)
1998 THOSE WERE THE DAYS (60 min)

AWARDS
2014 Pierre Gilles de Gennes Award (GENETIC ME) Paris Science Film Festival (France)
2014 Prix Etudiant (GENETIC ME)
Paris Science Film Festival (France)
2008 Best International Feature (THE MONASTERY – Mr. Vig and the Nun) Cinema Eye Award, New York (US)
2008 Best Documentary (THE MONASTERY – Mr. Vig and the Nun) Bodil Awards (Denmark)
2007 Full Frame Grand Jury Award (THE MONASTERY – Mr. Vig and the Nun) Full Frame Festival, Durham (US)
2007 The Charles E. Guggenheim Emerging Artist Award (THE MONASTERY – Mr. Vig and the Nun) / Full Frame Festival, Durham (US)
2007 Chicago Doc Grand Prix (THE MONASTERY – Mr. Vig and the Nun) Chicago International Doc Festival 2007 (US)
2007 Millennium Award (THE MONASTERY – Mr. Vig and the Nun) Planete Doc Review Film Festival (Poland)
2007 The Kino magazine Award (THE MONASTERY – Mr. Vig and the Nun) Planete Doc Review Film Festival (Poland)
2007 Canvas Award (THE MONASTERY – Mr. Vig and the Nun) Docville Film Festival (Belgium)
2007 FIPRESCI Award for Best Documentary (THE MONASTERY – Mr. Vig and the Nun) Sydney Film Festival (Australia)
2007 Audience Award (THE MONASTERY – Mr. Vig and the Nun) Moscow International Film Festival (Russia)
2006 The Joris Ivens Award (THE MONASTERY – Mr. Vig and the Nun) IDFA, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

NOMINATIONS
2020 TV Awards, Best Documentary (HUNTING FOR HEDONIA), Denmark
2019 Billed Bladet’s Gold Award (DEN ANDEN SIDE), Denmark
2008 Spirit Awards “Best Documentary” (THE MONASTERY – Mr. Vig and the Nun)
Los Angeles, California
2007 Sundance Film Festival (THE MONASTERY – Mr. Vig and the Nun) “World Cinema Competition” Park City, USA
2007 European Film Awards “Best Documentary” (THE MONASTERY – Mr. Vig and the Nun)
Berlin, Germany

PERSONAL GRANTS AND NOMINATIONS
2020 Academy Member - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences 2020 Chicken & Egg Award USA - nomination
2019 Chicken & Egg Award USA - nomination
2017 Danish Arts Foundation - Grant given for ‘further artistic work’
2014 Danish Arts Foundation - Grant given for ‘further artistic work’

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Director Statement

SOLUTIONS is created by a female director in a female driven company. The film speaks to a trend where knowledge is not only entertainment, but also needed in order to understand the world we live in. It has a strong impact and educational perspective. The film leaves its audience optimistic and that is one of its very important tasks. It creates hope. The film is part of the political flow that we see now as part of global and social responsibility and it focuses on solutions and narratives for the future.