The Visitors (PG)
Director: Veronika Lišková
Czech Republic/Norway/Slovakia, 2022, 1 hour 23 minutes, Norwegian with subtitles
This beautifully shot documentary follows Zdenka, a young anthropologist, and her family when they move to Longyearbyen to study how life is changing for the inhabitants of the world‘s northernmost town. Set in a beautiful snow-covered landscape at the end of the world this old mining town is now a growing tourist destination. As her research reveals the tensions that lie beneath the surface Zdenka touchingly grapples with her own personal resilience in the face of a host of global issues such as migration, nationalism, sustainability and climate breakdown.
“the process of an outer and inner transformation make a profound and sensorial multi-layered experience.” Locarno International Film Festival
Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Saturday 25th March 5.30pm: