06th - 11th October 2016
bande annonce

The Visit - an Alien Encounter

Friday 02nd October 2015 from 20h30 to 22h30
Salle 1 / Auditorium
Session for general audience

Directed by
Michael Madsen
Produced by
Magic Hour Films

Documentary, Denmark, 2014, 83 min

Competition Grand Ecran

This film will be screened in original version with french subtitles.

'The Visit' documents an event that has never taken place: humans’ first encounter with intelligent life from another world.

Through tantalizing interviews with experts from NASA, United Nations, and the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute, among many others, acclaimed Danish filmmaker Michael Madsen constructs a chillingly believable scenario of first contact on Earth, beginning with the simplest of questions: 

What do you see in humans that we don’t see in ourselves? How do you think? Why are you here? 

'The Visit' takes viewers on a journey beyond their terrestrial perspective, revealing the fears, hopes, and rituals of a species forced to confront alien life forms that may or may not view us as a threat.The implications unfold within a mind-bending landscape of everyday sights and sounds that Madsen succeeds in turning bizarre and extraordinary, as if seen through the eyes of a life form exploring our planet for the first time. 


Debate with :

  • Équipe de Pickup Films, French distributor
  • Jacques Arnould, Ethics Adviser at the CNES

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