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The perfect place for binge watching

Searching for the perfect place for binge watching entertainment? The management of the film festival in Gothenburg, Sweden think they have found it: A lighthouse! The festival that runs until Feb 8 launched a competition offering the winner to spend one week alone in the lighthouse watching all 70 movies during the festival that this year is only online because of the pandemic.

The winner of the isolated week is covid nurse Lisa Ehnroth from Skövde, a city in the southwest of Sweden. She is a member of the local film club and now spending the festival week on the lighthouse Pater Noster on the island Hamneskär in the Gothenburg archipelago. Watching the movies from what is called “The Isolated Cinema” she is posting a daily video diary at the festival website. In a press release she says a week with only the wind, the sea and the movies will be a welcome change from the hospital work.

The interest for spending a week alone on the lighthouse was overwhelming for the festival management that received more than 12 000 applications from several countries.

In these days it is nice to offer this experience to one of all the heroes fighting covid 19, says the festival´s CEO Mirja Wester.

The cast iron Pater Noster lighthouse has been is use since 1868 but was switched of 1977 and now serves as an intimate hotel with a handful of rooms.

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