Atlantis, Iceland 15+, unless accompanied by an adult
Politics, punk rock and a magnificent obsession.
Sometimes a single image can change our lives. For Adelaide filmmaker Peter Hanlon, this life-altering image is a tiny fragment of film shot in Iceland in 1965 and featured in Chris Marker’s 1983 masterpiece Sunless. In this experimental documentary-fiction hybrid two friends visit Iceland and search for the elusive origins of the 1965 footage. Their journey brings them into contact with punk rockers, politicians and Icelandic mysticism and folklore. Presented at ADL Film Fest as a work-in-progress, this is a wild, unpredictable and fascinating ride.
Director Peter Hanlon | Producer Peter Hanlon, Rick Davies, Cole Larsen | Screenwriter Peter Hanlon | Editor Dave Raftery
Peter Hanlon's passion for film was inflamed through his studies of Cinema and Film and TV as a part of a Bachelor of Arts in the 1980s. Of particular note at that time was Chris Marker's Sans Soleil. To say that this film awoke an interest in more experimental moving image art forms would be an understatement.
Hanlon’s film influences include Marker, David Lynch, Nicolas Roeg, Peter Greenaway and Emir Kusturica. Interests that are somewhat incongruous to his former careers as a banking executive and a Systems Technician in the military.
Hanlon wrote, directed, and is the Executive Producer of Atlantis, Iceland.