ULTIMA THULE - AT THE END OF THE WORLD

ULTIMA THULE - AT THE END OF THE WORLD

„Ultima Thule: At the end of the world” was a Polish-Icelandic artistic project carried out by The National Film Archive in Warsaw and The Reykjavik Film Academy, i.e. Icelandic film school, in cooperation with the Bio Paradis cinema in Reykjavik, Icelandic Film Centre and the Kvikmyndasafn Íslands film archive. On the Polish part the partners were: KinoPort of the Łaźnia Centre for Contemporary Art in Gdańsk and the New Palace Cinema in the Castle Cultural Centre  in Poznań. Audio-visual cultural events were held in: Reykjavik (November 12-16, 2015), Gdańsk (February 12-24, 2016), Poznań (February 25, 2016 – March, 8, 2016) and in Warsaw (March 9 – 20, 2016).

All cul­tu­ral ac­ti­vi­ties – fre­e-o­f-char­ge film re­views, work­shops for children, me­etings with au­thors, exhi­bi­tions, pho­to­gra­phic and au­dio events (field re­cor­ding workshops) were ba­sed on the ar­ti­stic exchan­ge be­twe­en the­se two co­un­tries.

Programme of the film reviews was based on emotions. The par­ti­ci­pants and the vie­wers of the pro­ject were asked, mo­re or less di­rec­tly, abo­ut emo­tions: what ma­kes us laugh?, what are we afra­id of?, what do we miss?. We lo­oked for an­swers in films, to try and cre­ate mu­tu­al por­tra­its of Po­les and Ice­lan­ders.

Ultima Thule was a project supported by a grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA Grants and co-financed by the Polish funds.

More about Ultima Thule project: www.ultima-thule.pl/en