• DEATH CLOSE by Michele Placido • LIBERTY, EQUALITY, IMMUNITY by Olivier Guerpillon • MOURNING IN TIME OF CORONAVIRUS by Jaco van Dormael • ISOLATION by Michael Winterbottom • TWO FATHERS | MEINE VÄTER by Julia von Heinz
Isolation is an anthology film and documentary by five great European filmmakers called upon to make segments about the dramatic and even revolutionary effects of the pandemic on their own countries. Each story is told from a particular point of view, but all share a common goal: to show European filmmakers united – in a symbolic reunification of the continent, of sorts – in the uniquely challenging year of 2020.
In the five short films, fifteen minutes each, the directors show the social, psychological, and economic toll COVID-19 and the measures to contain it took on European residents.
Julia von Heinz's very personal contribution in ISOLATION is called TWO FATHERS | MEINE VÄTER and deals with the loss of her own father in the midst of the lockdown and the realization that he was homosexual throughout his life. The other 'father' is filmmaker Rosa von Praunheim, who is very close to Julia von Heinz.
with: Alvin Mustafa, Andrea Bocelli, Egalatina Legisi, Hans-Michael von Heinz, Michelle Anne De Mey, Roberto Bolle, Rosa von Praunheim
Cast and Crew
Director Julia von Heinz, Michèle Placido, Michael Winterbottom, Jaco van Dormael, Olivier Guerpillon