Director: Cezary Iber
Producer: Sawomir Ciok
Co-financing: Polish Film Institut
- one of the sceneries
© Icebreaker Films, fot. Cezary Iber
Filmed along the coastline of in 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.
DIALOG delves deeply into the relationship between two young
Poles coming to Iceland. Unlike the other 30,000 Poles in
Iceland who have come to Iceland as guest workers, the two
have come to carry out a large-scale photography project. The
two are educated architects and have chosen to take different
paths in their lives. She has decided to make architecture her
career while he has chosen to travel the world as an artist
and has just taken the first steps of his acting career in
Traveling through Iceland they visit over 50 small and hardly
accessible Icelandic villages carrying out their project. They
specialize in taking pictures of Icelandic children aged
between 3 and 6.
On their travels they capture many moments of the children’s
genuine joy. They also manage to capture real conflicts
between the adults in the villages. Their pictures demonstrate
how tensions can spread, erupt and what they leave behind.
We see a radical confrontation of two visions as the two
photographers capture smiling children’s faces, exotic
landscapes and dramatic images of the snow and ice on the
landscape. Can the two learn to understand one another? Is
there a price to be paid for what they are doing?
We observe what they say and think and wonder how far are they
from the Polish immigrant cliché. Are they simply there to
make money or are they realizing their dreams? The choice is
theirs. They can tell the truth or they can simply tell people
what they want to hear.
– exhibition in Reykjavik (may 2008) © Icebreaker
What kind of relationship can the two build? Are there
boundaries the two cannot cross?
This is a universal film about relations between people and
also about their quest for realizing their dreams. It is also
about how people try to find the same language or the same
DIALOG in so many different dimensions.
The youngest faces of Iceland were imprinted onto aluminum
plates 75x75cm in size. These plates then covered the main
building in Reykjavik, establishing monumental exposure of the
meeting point between inhabitants and tourists.
Mugison (Icelandic artist popular in Europe and USA)was the
composer of the film’s soundtrack. His tracks are also
available on the album “Little Trip”. His child also took
part in the photography project.
More info: www.icebreakerfilms.net
Trailer available at: http://www.icebreakerfilms.net/video-dialog.html