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Isolation

Directed by Michele Placido, Julia von Heinz, Olivier Guerpillon, Jaco van Dormaël, Michael Winterbottom

Italy-Germany-Sweden-Belgium-UK 2021

Swedish, English, Italian, German, French - 94 min

ISOLATION is a collective documentary film by five European directors (Michael Winterbottom from England, Julia von Heinz from Germany, Olivier Guerpillon from Sweden, Jaco Van Dormaël from Belgium and Michele Placido from Italy), portraying local dramas and turmoil caused by the pandemic, each of them from an intimate perspective, and at the same time attentive to the social context in which the single stories take place.

 

Each director oversees a 15–20-minute segment of the film, exploring a specific situation that the pandemic and the lockdown generated. They offer their personal points of view with creative freedom and an emotional approach to the unprecedented events of these days, involving social, economic, psychological and existential issues.  

 

Isolation is a collective historical testimony - untold, personal stories serving as food for thought and inspiration, as a contribution of mankind’s battle with the pandemic and, more generally, as a defense of public welfare across the continent at this very challenging moment, calling more than ever for unity.

PREMIERE VENICE FILM FESTIVAL 2021 (Giornate degli Autori)

Edipo Re Award for Inclusion, attributed collectively to the directors

DIRECTORS

Michele Placido, Julia von Heinz, Olivier Guerpillon,

Jaco van Dormaël, Michael Winterbottom

SCRIPTWRITERS

Michele Placido, Julia von Heinz, Olivier Guerpillon,

Jaco van Dormaël, Michael Winterbottom

PRODUCERS

Guglielmo Marchetti, Philip Kreuzer, Olivier Guerpillon, Joseph Rouschop, Melissa Parmenter

CINEMATOGRAPHY

James Clarke, Valentina Pascarella, John Quester, Juliette van Dormaël

MUSIC

Luca D'Alberto, Matthias  Petsche, Marta Reguera, Loup Mormont, Jay Weathers

EDITING

Jacopo Quadri, Frank Brummundt, Olivier Guerpillon, Philip Bergström, Bruno Tracq, Marc Richardson
 

MAIN CAST

Andrea Bocelli, Michele Placido, Roberto Bolle, Rosa von Praunheim, Julia von Heinz, Michèle-Anne de Mey

PRODUCED BY

Notorious Pictures (Guglielmo Marchetti, Italy),

in co-production with Maze Pictures (Philip Kreuzer, Germany), Fox in the Snow (Olivier Guerpillon, Sweden), Tarantula (Joseph Rouschop, Belgium), Revolution FIlms (Melissa Parmenter, UK)

WITH SUPPORT FROM

MiC Direzione Generale Cinema e Audiovisivo,

Regione Lazio, FFF Bayern, RTBF, VOO-Be Tv

PREMIERE

Venice Film Festival 2021 (Giornate degli Autori)

SWEDISH DISTRIBUTION

Njutafilms

THEATRICAL RELEASES

Italy - Oct 5, 2021

Sweden - Jan 14, 2022

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