Healthcare worker watches a movie alone among empty seats in a cinema hall . AFP
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The coronavirus pandemic is not holding back Scandinavia’s biggest film festival this year.
It will be hosted on an isolated island and it will have only one attendee-a healthcare worker, selected from 12,000 applicants.
Lisa Enroth, Swedish nurse and film fan is the 2021 Gothenburg Film Festival’s castaway.
She will be spending a week on the remote island of Pater Noster, watching a lot of films.
"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,
She will be keeping a daily video diary that will appear on the festival's website.
The festival's CEO 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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