Director Cezary Iber’s film Dialog, which documents the stories of Polish immigrants in Iceland, is currently being screened at the Gdynia International Movie Festival in Poland. The premiere was yesterday and it will also be screened tonight at 6 pm.
The exhibition in Reykjavík. Copyright: Icebreaker Films.
“Filmed along the coastline of Iceland, Dialog shows a unique Polish immigrants’ story in the time of open borders. It is unique in that it shows the positive and optimistic side of their experiences abroad,” a press release describes.
Dialog features the relationship between two young Poles in Iceland. Unlike most of the other 30,000 Poles living in Iceland at the time, who came to the country as guest workers, these two have come to carry out a large-scale photography project.
In the course of their project they visit more than 50 small and remote Icelandic villages, specializing in taking pictures of Icelandic children aged between three and six.
Their photographs were imprinted onto aluminum plates, 75×75 cm in size, which now cover the construction site by Laekjartorg square in central Reykjavík, where two historical buildings burnt down in 2007.
Icelandic singer-songwriter Mugison composed the film’s soundtrack. His child also took part in the photography project.
Click here to learn more about the film and to watch the trailer.