“Striking.” Nikki Baughan, Screen International

Mon. March 27, 5:45pm & Thu. March 30, 6:15pm | Writer/director Antoniak (NOTHING PERSONAL) was inspired by the pandemic and her own personal grief to craft this minimalist sci-fi thriller. After escaping an unknown catastrophe, lovers Anna and Hannah arrive on a desolate island and take refuge in an abandoned house, where Anna can care for the fragile Hannah, as a mysterious drone hovers above them. When a stranger arrives on the beach, their bitter fate is revealed. To say more would be to say too much. With stunning, sparse visuals and dread-soaked mystery, SPLENDID ISOLATION is a Bergmanesque ode to love, humanity, and grief.

Awards & Nominations

Nominee - Big Screen Award, Rotterdam International Film Festival

Chicago European Union Film Festival: A celebration of emerging voices and a showcase of provocative perspectives from across the European Union. We welcome you to country hop with us all March long. Regardless of the country of origin, every film in the 26th Chicago European Union Film Festival has been chosen for you, our Chicago audience. We invite you to see the world on our screens. View full festival here.

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