The chosen fan will likely be transported by boat to the Swedish island of Pater Noster — which Göteborg Film Festival inventive director Jonas Holmberg calls “one of the most beautiful and dramatic places I know.”
Once there, they’re going to be arrange within the former lighthouse keeper’s home and spend per week from January 30 to February 6 watching Göteborg’s choices. They will not be allowed a cellphone, a laptop computer, a ebook or another distractions.
“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,” says Holmberg.
If you are , you may apply on-line, all it’s important to do is e mail and say who you’re and why you are within the Isolated Cinema. The deadline is January 17, and the movie pageant mentioned it is already had an inflow of candidates from the world over.
Pater Noster is definitely the title of the forged iron, brilliant crimson lighthouse that is been a function of the tiny island of Hamneskär since 1868. Holmberg says a lighthouse keeper lived on the island within the cottage till the 1960s when the beacon was automated.
Hamneskär is located off the coast of Marstrand in western Sweden. Apparently the title “Pater Noster” (that means “Our Father” in Latin) got here from sailors afraid of the tough seas surrounding the island, who’d utter the Lord’s Prayer underneath their breath as they navigated these waters.
The lighthouse was deactivated in recent times, and the lighthouse cabin was just lately renovated by design company Stylt, so the chosen movie fan will have the ability to calm down in consolation and magnificence. The lounge will likely be arrange as a screening room for movie-watching, whereas meals will likely be supplied for self catering.
“The stay at the island will be perfectly safe. The person will have a soft bed and nice food. This is not about surviving,” says Holmberg.
For security causes, the customer will not be completely alone, there will likely be one other individual staying on the island however they’re going to hold their distance.
“If everything goes as planned, they will never meet during the seven days,” says Holmberg.
The pageant is accepting purposes from the world over, however naturally might want to take into accounts Covid-related lockdowns and journey rules.
“Of course we have to ensure that it is safe and possible for the person to travel to the island,” Holmberg says. “The rules are changing all the time, and we will adjust to the regulations that are in effect when the festival starts.”
The profitable applicant will not should pay for the expertise.
Choosing the applicant
So how will you make your software for film-watching-lighthouse-keeper stand out?
First and foremost, says Holmberg, they’re searching for an actual lover of cinema. Göteborg is the largest movie pageant in Scandinavia. Alongside new movies, the pageant additionally showcases seminars and exhibitions. The full 2021 schedule is because of be launched January 12
The chosen applicant should additionally to be up for the problem.
“It also has to be someone quite stable, who is not troubled by the idea of spending one week in total solitude,” says Holmberg.
A handful of candidates will likely be interviewed earlier than the ultimate choice takes place. While on the island, the chosen movie fan will likely be requested to file each day video diaries about their experiences.
The idea is being promoted through an atmospheric quick movie, above, through which somebody arrives on the island underneath thunderous skies and begins a cinematic odyssey. It made sense, Holmberg says, to announce the competitors on this approach.
“A great way to start the conversation is by making a short film that explains the idea in a dramatic and interesting way,” he says. “Now, people all over the world are talking about this and reflecting on their relationship to films and isolation.”