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The Seer and the Unseen (2019)

THE SEER AND THE UNSEEN is a magic realist documentary about invisible elves, financial collapse and the surprising power of belief, told through the story of an Icelandic woman - a real ... See full summary »

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Sara Dosa

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Bryndis Ingvarsdóttir (translation)
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THE SEER AND THE UNSEEN is a magic realist documentary about invisible elves, financial collapse and the surprising power of belief, told through the story of an Icelandic woman - a real life Lorax who speaks on behalf of nature under threat. Through her story, SEER explores the surprising power of belief and, the invisible forces - be they elves or the market - that shape our visible worlds and transform our natural landscapes.

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Iceland | USA

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Icelandic

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7 October 2019 (Iceland) See more »

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a deft, inquisitive film
11 August 2019 | by jerola021879See all my reviews

Variety reviews THE SEER & THE UNSEEN as: "Serving also as a layered snapshot of a nation in multiple forms of limbo - economical, ecological, even spiritual - in the wake of 2008's near-ruinous banking crisis, this deft, inquisitive film ought to beguile audiences and buyers alike as it travels the festival circuit."

I couldn't agree more. A surprising, delightful approach that felt more like a fiction film or fable that a straightforward documentary. A favourite of MIFF2019.


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