THE VISITORS (Czech Republic/Norway/Slovakia, 2022, 85′)
Tuesday 3 October, 5.00 pm, Cinema Massimo, Room 3
Direction, screenplay: Veronika Liskova
Photography: Vojtech Vanura
Editing: Marek Sulik
Music: Jana Winderen, Jonatan Pastirak
Sound: Jakub Jurasek, Jan Richtr
Production: Cinemotif Films
The anthropologist Zdenka moves with her husband and her three children to Svalbard, in Norway, to study life transformations in polar regions. She received a prestigious two-years scholarship to conduct a research on the impact of globalization on the inhabitants of the northernmost city in the world, Longyearbyen. But Zdenka discovers that in the Arctic not only icebergs and permafrost are disappearing. She perceives the heterogeneity of the small local community and the tensions that are hidden under the surface.
Veronika Liskova (Prague, Czech Republic, 1982) graduated in cultural studies from Charles University and in screenplay and dramaturgy from FAMU in Prague. After having shot some documentaries for television, in 2014 she created her first feature documentary, Daniel’s World, presented the following year at the Berlinale. For many years Li?ková directed The Ex Oriente Film Workshop at the Documentary Film Institute and worked as curator and head of acquisitions at DAFilms.
Selected filmography: Daniel’s World (doc., 2014), The Visitors (doc., 2022).