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THE VISIT

Michael Madsen
DK 2014    59' 83'
⚬ Science & Technology ⚬ Society 

Synopsis

“This film documents an event that has never taken place – man’s first encounter with intelligent life from space”. With unprecedented access to the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs, the military, and experts from leading space agencies, the film explores a first contact scenario, beginning with the simplest of questions: Why are you here? How do you think? What do you see in humans that we don’t see in ourselves? A journey beyond a terrestrial perspective, revealing the fears, hopes, and rituals of a species forced not only to confront alien life forms, but also its own self image.

Credits

Director

Michael Madsen

Producer

Lise Lense-Møller

Co-Producers

Michael Kitzberger, Andrew Freedman, Sami Jahnukainen, Carsten Aanonsen, Wolfgang Widerhofer, Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Markus Glaser

Production Company

Magic Hour Films

Cinematography

Heikki Färm

Editors

Stefan Sundlöf, Nathan Nugent

Sound

Peter Albrechtsen, Øivind Weingaarde

Festivals

Sundance 2015

SXSW 2015

Visions du Réel 2015

Hot Docs 2015

Moscow IFF 2015

Filmfest München 2015

CPH:DOX 2015

IDFA 2015

One World FF 2016

Vilnius IFF 2016

Mumbai Film Festival 2016

 

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Film Details

Runtime 59' 83'
Spoken Languages English
Resolution 4K
Production Countries Denmark, Austria, Ireland, Finland, Norway

Biography

Michael Madsen is a conceptual artist and director of the multiple award-winning documentary INTO ETERNITY (2010). Recent films include HALDEN PRISON, in 3D and part of CATHEDRALS OF CULTURE initiated by Wim Wenders. In addition, Michael has been guest lecturer at a.o. The Royal Danish Academy of Art, The Danish Film School, University of California. University of Western Sydney, School of Architecture, London. Workshops includeWorkshop For Individuals With Absolutely No Idea For A Film”.

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