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  • Cinema Nova 380 Lygon Street Carlton, VIC, 3053 Australia (map)

“A beautiful film about the slow catastrophe.” – Aftenposten

2.15pm | Saturday 26 October | Cinema Nova


Asgeir Helgestad | Norway | 2018 | 70 mins

Best Film – Wildlife Film Festival Rotterdam 2018

Best Environmental Film – International Wildlife Film Festival Missoula USA 2018

Immerse yourself in Arctic life with acclaimed wildlife filmmaker, Asgeir Helgestad, as he captures the triumphs and traumas of life as a polar bear in the age of human-inflicted climate change.

Following a mother polar bear, Frost, and her cubs over four years, this film revels in the beauty of Svalbard, a glacier-covered archipelago between Norway and the North Pole, while also highlighting the devastation caused by climate change, which is forcing polar bears to search further afield for food, with disastrous consequences.

Queen without Land is at once a celebration of the Arctic’s ecosystem, and a confrontation of its fight for survival as climate change brutalises the region.


Thanks to all EFFA 2019 partners for their generous supporting in making this year’s festival possible, including major partner, Bank Australia, government partner, City of Darebin, and supporting partner Monash University.

Later Event: October 26