Ministry of the Environment

Film projections

The Visitors

A young anthropologist, Zdenka, moves with her husband and three sons to Svalbard, Norway. She has received a prestigious two-year grant to carry out extensive research on the impact of globalization on the inhabitants of the world's northernmost town, Longyearbyen. After falling in love with her new home, Zdenka discovers that more than icebergs and permafrost are vanishing in the Arctic. She begins to perceive how heterogeneous the small local community actually is, while also revealing tensions that lie beneath the surface.

directorVeronika Lišková languageCzech, English, Norwegian
originCzech Republic subtitlesCzech, English
year: 2022 competing category: Beauty of Nature
duration: 83 min