Sweden’s Göteborg Movie Competition have launched a brand new expertise for his or her 2021 pageant, inviting one fan to spend every week alone on an remoted island watching their movies.
The chosen fan will spend every week in a lighthouse-turned-luxury resort and cinema on the tiny Pater Noster island off the west coast of Sweden, the place they’ll be capable of watch as much as 60 movies from the 2021 Göteborg Movie Competition line-up.
“You’ve got the whole lot you want — nice meals, nice drink, a pleasant mattress — this isn’t about survival,” the pageant’s creative director Jonas Holmberg mentioned of the expertise. “However you’ll be able to’t carry something with you: no cellphone, no laptop, not even a e book. You’ll be able to watch the waves and you may watch the movies.”
Followers are in a position to apply for the expertise by way of the pageant’s web site here.
Talking of what he expects from the profitable applicant, Holmberg mentioned: “They need to be a movie fanatic; they need to comply with report a every day video weblog in regards to the experiment; and so they need to be emotionally and psychologically suited to spend every week in this type of isolation.”
Cinema in Madrid. Credit score: Carlos Alvarez/Getty Photos
Holmberg went on to debate how the COVID-19 pandemic inspired the pageant to be extra inventive with their experiences for the 2021 pageant, including: “We’re all watching movies in isolation now and that modifications our relationship with motion pictures.
“We’ve seen new sorts of movies resonate on this lockdown interval, and movies tackle a unique that means. A scene the place folks hug a stranger feels very completely different in a second when you’ll be able to’t try this your self.”
Additionally on supply as a part of Göteborg 2021 will likely be one-person movie screenings at cinemas, ice hockey stadiums and extra within the metropolis, lots of which is able to function introductions from forged and administrators.
“It will likely be an odd expertise, having a gala screening for one individual,” Holmberg mentioned, “however that’s additionally a part of the brand new world we’re in, that locations well-known for being crowded and lively at the moment are immediately empty.”
2021’s Göteborg Movie Competition will likely be held on-line from January 29 to February 8.