2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

The Visit

Friday, March 13
9:30PM - 10:53PM


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.

Section: Festival Favorites
Country: Denmark/Austria/Ireland/Finland/Norway
Year: 2015
Runtime: 83min

Director: Michael Madsen

Producer: Lise Lense-Møller,

Screenwriter: Michael Madsen

Cinematographer: Heikki Färm

Editor: Stefan Sundlöf, Nathan Nugent

Sound Designer: Peter Albrechtsen, Artis Øivind Weingaarde

Additional Credits: Prod Assistant: Cecilia Valsted, Prod Assistant: Lars Brask Frederiksen


Michael Madsen is a conceptual artist and director of award-winning Into Eternity. Recent films include Halden Prison, and part of Cathedrals of Culture. In addition, Michael has been guest lecturer at a.o. Royal Danish Academy of Art, Danish Film School, University of California, University of Western Sydney, School of Architecture London.

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