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Claire Facing North


Claire Facing North is an award-winning feature project directed by Lynn Lukkas. The film deals with Claire who returns to Iceland, a place she visited decades earlier, to tend to a difficult task. While on the road she meets Iris, a young aimless hitchhiker, and together they connect and collide as they struggle to come to terms with the realities of their lives.



Lynn Lukkas, is a filmmaker, artist, and curator. Her award-winning films have been screened at, the Toronto International Women’s Film Festival, the International New York Film Festival, the Rochester International Film Festival, and the Venice Shorts International Film Festival. Lukkas’ film installation works have been shown internationally in the US, Germany, China, and South Africa among other locations.



She has traveled extensively and is a Fulbright Fellow recently completing a six-month research residency in Scotland in preparation for her next two films set in the Faroe Islands and Shetland Islands respectively. She has received artists fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Bush Foundation, the McKnight Foundation, and the Jerome Foundation. Lukkas’ curatorial project, Covered in Time and History: The Films of Ana Mendieta, co-curated with Howard Oransky, (2015 – 2019) was presented at, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin; Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris; and the Berkley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archives, San Francisco.

Lukkas is a Professor of Art in the Department of Art at the University of Minnesota where she has taught moving images since 2000. She was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, and currently resides there with her family.


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