Göteborg Film Festival Needs Someone to Spend a Whole Week all Alone in Remote Lighthouse Watching Movies

The Göteborg Film Festival is organizing an experiment that looks like a contest. Any candidate chosen from all…
Göteborg Film Festival Needs Someone to Spend a Whole Week all Alone in Remote Lighthouse Watching Movies

The Göteborg Film Festival is organizing an experiment that looks like a contest. Any candidate chosen from all over the world will be treated to stay a whole week at the site of the historic Pater Noster Lighthhouse situated off the west coast of Sweden.

During his time there, the winning cinephile will be given free room and board coupled with free access to the films scheduled for this year’s festival.

Jonas Holmberg, the artistic director revealed to CBC’s As It Happens that:

They are totally isolated. They are not allowed to bring anyone, of course, but also no phone and not even a book. It will be only this person and the sea, the waves, the sky and the 60 different premieres that we are screening at the festival.

Jonas Holmberg

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Holmberg revealed that the experiment is being done to help know how the experience of movie watching has been transformed by social distancing.

The festival website reads:

Göteborg Film Festival 2021 will be anything but conventional. No crowds, no parties, no sold-out cinemas. This year’s festival focus, Social Distances, explores the new world that has emerged in the wake of the pandemic. What does film mean to us when we are isolated from everything else? To investigate, we are opening a brand-new cinema. In the middle of the ocean. No phone, no family, no friends. Just you, the sea and the festival’s film program with 60 film premieres. For seven days.

According to Holmberg, the winner must be a true film fan, must either tolerate or enjoy solitude well, and he or she must be an adept communicator.

They will talk about how life is on the island and how these special conditions have affected the relationship to the films that they have seen.

Holmberg

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