Sweden’s Göteborg Film Festival has moved online due to COVID-19. But they are still giving a fan the chance to watch their program on the remote (and most likely haunted) island of Pater Noster. They have dubbed it “The Isolated Cinema.”
The festival’s website reads: “Only you. The ocean. And 60 film premieres. The island of Pater Noster is inaccessibly located at the very edge of the archipelago in one of Sweden’s most barren, windswept locations. One solitary film enthusiast will experience total isolation from the outside world. No phone, no family, no friends. Just you, the sea, and the festival’s film program with 60 film premieres.“
It continues: “For seven days you will spend your time alone on the island where you will be given full access to the entire film program at Göteborg Film Festival. You will get supplies for seven days and be transported by boat to and from the island. But once there, it’s just you. And the films. During your stay, you’ll be able to talk about your experience in a video diary that the outside world can follow.”
The festival’s artistic director told CNN: “We are interested in how the audience’s relationship to films changes under those circumstances and wanted to explore this relationship by taking it to the extreme — isolating one person on a small rock in the sea for one week with films as the only company.”
The festival also offers two other Isolated Cinemas: an empty movie theater and an empty arena. You can apply on the website now through January 17th. The festival will run for eleven days from January 29th to February 8th. APPLY RIGHT NOW.
Are you up for this … wait for it… lonely island?