Private Project

The Fifth Sun

Is travelling a form of vagrancy or is it more of an inner journey that completes you when you finally reach the end of the road? This is one of the questions pondered on this documentary about the Wanderlust, the irresistible desire to wander the world, which for someone is a syndrome to be found in the DRD4 gene, for others the gift of those born to explore.
That’s how the directors decide to follow Panu, a Finnish traveler, in a road trip from Finland to Australia to witness a full sun eclipse. A week from the end, unexpectedly, something goes wrong.
The Fifth Sun is a glimpse into a lifestyle where your whole life fits into a backpack, trying to make you consider your own ideas about freedom.

  • cristiana pecci
    Director
  • matteo maggi
    Director
  • cristiana
    Writer
    pecci
  • matteo
    Writer
    maggi
  • cristiana
    Producer
    pecci
  • panu heikkurinen
    Key Cast
    "panu heikkurinen"
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Genres:
    road trip, adventure, eclipse, culture
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 30 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 8, 2018
  • Country of Origin:
    Finland
  • Country of Filming:
    Australia, China, Finland, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russian Federation
  • Language:
    English, Italian, Russian
  • Shooting Format:
    digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Saratov Sufferings Documentary Drama Film Festival
    Saratov
    Russian Federation
    September 25, 2018
    Official Selection
  • DocPoint
    Helsinki
    Finland
    January 31, 2018
    International Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Doker
    Moscow
    Russian Federation
    April 14, 2018
    Russian Premiere
    Audience Award
  • Cine Pobre
    Baja California
    Mexico
    May 5, 2018
    Mexican Premiere
    Best Self Funded Documentary
  • Docutah
    St. George
    United States
    September 5, 2018
    United States Premiere
    Film Make Passion Award
  • Almaty Film Fest
    Almaty
    Kazakhstan
    July 17, 2018
    Kazakhstan Premiere
    Best Documentary
  • Riff Rome Independent Film Festival
    Rome
    Italy
    November 16, 2018
    Italian Premiere
    Best Documentary
  • Kiev International Film Festival
    Kiev
    Ukraine
    May 24, 2018
    Ukraine Premiere
    Best Documentary
  • Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards
    Los Angeles
    United States
    March 23, 2019
    Best Travel Documentary
  • Dumbo Film Festival
    New York
    United States
    Best Documentary Feature
Director - cristiana pecci, matteo maggi