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The Visit

 

How would the first contact with extraterrestrial look? The Danish director puts this childishly simple question in his new documentary The Visit. Actually, this characterization of Madsen’s creative personality is not so precise because there is a scientist, not a child, who stands in the beginning of whole process. A scientist who enjoys the construction of hypothesis and writing scripts of possible actions. He wants to know what can be the purpose of the extraterrestrial visit. And whether we are prepared for this interaction. Madsen addresses different specialists to help him to find satisfying answers . . .

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Petr Pláteník graduated in Czech philology and Film studies at the Faculty of Arts of Palacký University in Olomouc, Czech Republic. He works as a freelancer. He publishes his texts in Czech magazines A2, Cinepur, Film a doba and he works for various Czech film festivals - the Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, the Summer Film School Uherské Hradiště, the Academia film Olomouc and the Festival of Film Animation Olomouc. He has been interested in Nordic film for a long time, especially in Icelandic cinematography and in Nordic film and TV crime dramas. He publishes his texts on this topic mostly on his blog Přiliš velká samota (Too Big of a Solitude).