The Visitors (CinEast Festival)
CinEast Festival 2022
Soirée spéciale « Fridays for the Planet »
En présence de la réalisatrice Veronika Lišková
Návštěvníci République tchèque-Norvège-Slovaquie 2022 | vostang | 82’ | c | Documentaire de : Veronika Lišková
► Semaine de la Critique, Festival de Locarno 2022
A young anthropologist, Zdenka, moves with her family to Svalbard, Norway, to study how life is changing in polar regions. After falling in love with her new home, she discovers that not just icebergs and permafrost are vanishing in the Arctic. She has to work out to what extent she can get involved in the local community that she only originally intended to observe.
« When I decided to follow sociologist Zdenka Sokolickova to Svalbard, I expected the primary location for filming to be one of great beauty and profound fragility. However, it turned out to be a microcosm that intensely encapsulated some of the most burning challenges faced today, not least regarding the environment. The two-year-long journey of the documentary with Zdenka resulted in an intimate testimony reflecting the disappearance of a unique local community, the risks posed by exclusionary practices and, above all, the universal need for a sense of belonging and a stable home. » (Veronika Lišková, réalisatrice du film)
► La séance est suivie d’un débat.