The Isolated Cinema

In-person film festivals have taken a big hit due to COVID-19, and even though there’s a vaccine, there’s still no clear indication as to when most non-virtual fests can get back up and running. But the Göteborg Film Festival has come up with a unique solution: watching movies like a remote lighthouse island. For the most part, Göteborg is going virtual, but they’re also offering something called The Isolated Cinema, which will allow one fest-goer to watch 60 movies, alone, for seven days, on “the island of Pater Noster is inaccessibly located at the very edge of the archipelago in one of Sweden’s most barren, windswept locations.”

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sarcophagus screenings

Do you love movies and the sweet embrace of death? Then I have some good news. The Goteborg Film Festival is offering “sarcophagus screenings,” where filmgoers will be offered the opportunity to watch a movie while sealed inside a coffin. Don’t worry, though: you’ll be safe and above ground. The coffins will have screens, speakers and air vents, and rotting skeletons still wearing their moldy burial clothes! Okay, I made that last part up.

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