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The Seer and the Unseen Unclassified 18+

Language: Icelandic with English subtitles

The future of the planet is at stake, and one woman won’t give up without a fight – for both Iceland’s volcanic plains, and for the country’s elves.

Expanding your Icelandic bed and breakfast? Erecting a new building on the island’s sprawling countryside? Worried about the impact upon the Nordic nation’s magical inhabitants? Then Ragnhildur Jonsdottir is an essential port of call. A devoted grandmother, Ragga has always contended that she can see and speak with the country’s huldufólk, or hidden people: elves, dwarves, trolls and other fantastical creatures that occupy a unique place in Icelandic identity. Protecting their habitats and rallying against Iceland’s development boom, Ragga’s also waging a determined war to save her homeland.

A producer on Audrie & Daisy (MIFF 2016) and co-producer of An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, documentarian Sara Dosa not only juxtaposes stunning landscape shots with telling images of a booming modern Iceland in this timely and visually striking film, but takes an even-handed approach to the beliefs and eco-conscious motivations of her engaging central subject.

“Savvy, appealing and meticulously made … this beautifully constructed film works for even the most rational viewers.” – The Hollywood Reporter

Tickets

1151
Sun 04 Aug 11:00 am [1151]
Forum Theatre Wheelchair Access100% Subtitles
1310
Wed 07 Aug 1:30 pm [1310]
Forum Theatre Wheelchair Access100% Subtitles
This session is bookable on a pass

To book a wheelchair space or to advise of other access requirements, please contact Box Office on (03) 8660 4898 or email boxoffice@miff.com.au
Featured Subject
Ragnhildur Jónsdóttir
Director
Sara Dosa
Producers
Sara Dosa, Shane Boris
Cinematographer
Patrick Kollman
Composer
Giosue Greco, Tara Atkinson
Editor
Eric Casper
Premiere Status
Australian Premiere
Format
Digital

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