Man in overalls with dog standing by water in a field.

As the Tide Comes In

(As the Tide Comes In)

The community on the sinking island of Mandø is troubled by both rising sea levels and loneliness. But rather than leaving, the locals look for various, sometimes bizarre, ways of coping with an uncertain future.

The 27 people living on the Danish island of Mandø live in solitude, ruled by the ebb and flow of the tide. Because of climate change, their island is slowly becoming smaller and less inhabitable. Neighbours spend evenings fantasising about building a modern-day ark that will serve as a refuge if the island is flooded. Together they watch TV, drink beer, go to church and grumble about the government that refuses to allocate funds to save the island. Meanwhile farmer Gregers is waiting to hear if he’s met the conditions for the TV reality show Farmer Wants a Wife, so that he can woo the love of his life in front of the whole of Denmark, and Mandø’s oldest resident celebrates her 100th birthday. Here time never hurries.

Atlas – Large Hall, Ke Štvanici 371/4, Praha 8

Klára Šimáčková Laurenčíková, Commissioner for Human Rights
Barbora Baronová, Moderator
Simona Bagarová, MILA
Alice Koubová, Moderator
Daniela Vodáčková, Psychologist

Světozor Cinema – Large Hall, Vodičkova 41, Praha 1

Václav Uher, Moderator
Sofie Husum Johannesen, Assistant of Director
TitleAs the Tide Comes In
Original TitleAs the Tide Comes In
Original LanguageDanish, German
Subtitles Czech, English
PremiéraCzech premiere
Film typeFull-length documentary
Year of Production2023
Country of OriginDenmark
Length89 min.
Tags Nature, Lifestyle, Europe
Director Juan Palacios
Co-director Sofie Husum Johannesen

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