Dreaming an Island

Dreaming an Island

Dreaming an Island

a documentary film by Andrea Pellerani
Switzerland 2020; 76′; o.v. Japanese, sbt. English, Italian, French, German, bilingual French/German

Festivals & Awards

57. Solothurner Filmtage 2022


What would happen if everything stopped? If the wheels of the economy were to come off permanently? The Japanese island of Ikeshima is a place that seems to be ahead of its time, showing us a possible future. The few remaining inhabitants live in a surreal setting, clinging firmly to a normality that seems however to escape them. A dreamlike journey, which forces us to think about our relationship with the planet but also about social isolation and loneliness.


Directed by:

Andrea Pellerani


Tiziana Soudani, Gabriella De Gara Bucciarelli and Amel Soudani for Amka Films Productions


Silvana Bezzola for RSI Radiotelevisione svizzera

With the support of:

Republic and Cantone Ticino
FilmPlus Fund of Southern Switzerland
Teleproduktions-Fonds GmbH
Migros Cultural Percentage

HD Pictures