Dreaming an Island
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.
What’s left when mankind and the economy leave a previously densely populated place? This movie is a personal research into our relationship with our planet, but also about modernity and society. Ikeshima reflects our possible future, it’s were dreams and thoughts live. An imaginary island in some ways, where the past unveils our present flaws. A metaphor of the transience of what we create, but believe is eternal.