Original version: Spanish, French, German
Subtitles: English, French, German
In 1877 a Swiss aristocrat, Alfred von Rodt, became the governor of the remote Chilean island that gave birth to the legend of Robinson Crusoe. Exiled from his country and family, Von Rodt strived to build a utopian “little kingdom” until his death, but failed and lost his entire fortune. ISLANDER tells the story of this outcast through the lives of his descendants, who today seek political autonomy and a preservation of their indigenous identity.
WORLD PREMIERE AT THE LOCARNO FILM FESTIVAL
Festival FIPADOC (section prix du public) BIARRITZ; Westlake International Documentary festival, HANGZHOU; Festival du film francophone de TÜBINGEN; World Film Festival ESTONIA; BERGAMO Film Meeting; Journées de SOLEURE (section prix du public); Visions du Réel on Tour NYON; Encuentros del Otro Cine, QUITO; Cinélatino TOULOUSE; Pêcheurs du Monde L’ORIENT; Sélection « Coup de coeur » Tënk; Subversive Film Festival ZAGREB; Festival ÉTONNANTS VOYAGEURS, Saint-Malo; VALLETTA Film Festival; Maine International Film Festival, WATERVILLE; Salon du livre insulaire, OUESSANT; Festival International du Film Insulaire de l’île de GROIX; Centre culturel suisse de PARIS; DOC BUENOS AIRES; UNSEEN Cavtat; etc.
Theatrical release in Switzerland.
French part: April 13th 2019
German part: April 4th 2019