2021-01-31 14:17:05 | Swedish nurse to be sole attendee of film festival on remote island | Sweden


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Scandinavia’s biggest film festival is going ahead this year despite the coronavirus pandemic, but will be hosted on an isolated island and admit only one attendee – a healthcare worker, who has been selected from 12,000 applicants.

Lisa Enroth, a Swedish nurse and film fan, was chosen to be the 2021 Gothenburg film festival’s castaway who will spend a week on the remote island of Pater Noster watching film after film.

“In healthcare I seem to have spent ages listening, testing and consoling. I feel like I’m drained of energy,” Enroth said.

Lisa Enroth
Lisa Enroth won a competition to spend a week watching as many of the festival’s 70 films as she likes. Photograph: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images

Pater Noster, on the boundary of a dense archipelago off Sweden’s west coast, is known for its lighthouse.

“The wind, the sea, the possibility of being part of a totally different kind of reality for a week – all this is really attractive,” said Enroth, who will keep a daily video diary that will appear on the festival’s website.

The festival’s chief executive, Mirja Wester, said: “It feels particularly right to be able to give this unique experience to one of the many heroes of the healthcare system who are all working so hard against Covid-19.”


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