As the Tide Comes In

by Juan Palacios, co-director: Sofie Husum Johannesen

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Doc, Italian Premiere

(Denmark / 2023 / 89’)


The inhabitants of the small island of Mandø, off the Danish Wadden Sea, face the consequences of climate change, which poses a serious threat to the island of just eight square kilometers. However, its last farmer, Gregers, rejects the idea of starting a new life elsewhere. His family has lived on Mandø for eight generations, and Gregers hopes to find a wife to manage the farm with.
A hypnotic portrait of a small community perpetually on the brink of catastrophe. The microcosm of Mandø is captured in the often funny situations that punctuate the daily lives of its inhabitants and outlines an individual destiny that, in reality, affects us all.