The Visitors

A young anthropologist, Zdenka, moves with her husband and three sons to Svalbard, Norway, to study how life is changing in polar regions. She has received a prestigious two-year grant to carry out extensive research on the impact of globalisation 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. Through conducting interviews with residents, she begins to perceive how heterogeneous the small local community actually is, while also revealing tensions that lie beneath the surface. (IDFA)

Director's Filmography (Selection)
Návštěvníci (The Visitors, 2022, doc) - Danielův svět (Daniel's World, 2014, doc)
Architektur und Gesellschaft | Architecture and Society 2023
Veronika Lišková
Czech Republic / Norway / Slovakia 2022
83 minutes
English / Czech / Norwegian
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Veronika Lišková
Cinematography Vojtěch Vančura
Editing Marek Šulík
Sound/Sounddesign Jakub Jurásek, Jan Richtr
Music Jana Winderen, Jonatán Pastirčak
Producer(s) Kristýna Michálek Květová, Martina Netíková, Anna Mach Rumanová, Mette Cheng Munthe-Kaas, Johanna Dorothea Raita, Peter Kerekes
Cinémotif Films, Peter Kerekes Film, Ten Thousand Images, Czech Television
World Sales
Taskovski Films
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere
Locarno Film Festival 2022