The Visitors


Czechoslovak CompetitionFilmEnglish friendly
“You shouldn’t be here. This is not a place for life. It changes too much. It doesn’t have a soul.” An intimate film reveals the tensions in the northernmost place of the world.
Anthropologist Zdeňka moves with her husband and three sons to Longyearbyen to study the globalisation of the local community. The place, seemingly a new home at first, faces melting icebergs, coal mine closures, and increasing resettlement. Zdeňka uncovers local conflicts and complex relationships through intriguing interviews. Can she help where she is not welcome?
Runtime: 83 min.
Country: Czech Republic
Year: 2022
Direction: Veronika Lišková
Screenplay: Veronika Lišková
Cast: Zdenka Sokolíčková, Jakub Žárský, Josef Žárský, Vratislav Žárský, Adam Žárský
Cinematography: Vojtěch Vančura
Music: Pjoni
Sound: Jakub Jurásek, Jan Richtr
Editing: Marek Šulík
Production: Kristýna Michálek Květová, Martina Netíková
Sales: Taskovski Ltd