28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Kiruna – A Brand New World
Kiruna – A Brand New World
Kiruna – A Brand New World
Kiruna – A Brand New World
Kiruna – A Brand New World
Kiruna – A Brand New World

Kiruna – A Brand New World

director: Greta Stocklassa
original title: Kiruna – překrásný nový svět
country: Czech Republic
year: 2019
running time: 87 min.


Apocalyptic depiction of an area literally engulfed by the mining industry is presented in this documentary that observes the eponymous northern Swedish city, part of which was abandoned due to activities in the nearby iron mine. The mining company’s management decided not to halt profitable mining activities and instead made the decision to move the residents of the threatened district. Using footage shot in the city inside the Arctic Circle and directly in the mines, the director has uncovered subtle film imagery, and using the stories of three protagonists now living in a bizarre inter-time, imaginatively addresses the topics of resettlement, tradition, and respect for a particular location.

“The dystopian story of Kiruna is about lost people looking for a home in an uprooted city. It shows the dark side of the advanced society, whether in Sweden or the Czech Republic.” G. Stocklassa


Czech-Swedish director Greta Stocklassa (1993) studies documentary filmmaking at FAMU. She garnered attention with her short student films, studies of an artificial aortic valve Metal on Metal (2017) and a parade of postcards for International Women’s Day Views of Věra Bechyňová (2015), which was screened at the Visions du Reel festival along with her feature debut Kiruna.

more about film

director: Greta Stocklassa
producer: Veronika Kührová, Michal Kráčmer, Ondřej Šejnoha, Alena Müllerová, Tomáš Srovnal, Ludvík Bohadlo, Markéta Pášmová, Čestmír Vančura
script: Greta Stocklassa
photography: Stanislav Adam
editing: Hana Dvořáčková
sound: Pavel Jan
Ministerstvo kultury
Fond kinematografie
Město Jihlava
Kraj Vysočina
Creative Europe Media
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