2019 | Documentary | 70 min | MA Film

Directed by Aurelio Buchwalder

Produced by maximage | ZHdK

Collection: Degree Films 2019

On the Western Mediterranean’s last prison island both guards and prisoners are isolated by the sea and are subject to the laws of justice. The guards see themselves as the real prisoners, while the inmates work to serve their sentence. For over 30 years, prison psychologist Giuseppe has accompanied the inmates in his unrefined manner on their way to freedom, while he remains on the island.

Runtime70 min
Year of Production2019
Country of ProductionSwitzerland
Distribution FormatDCP, ProRes
Aspect Ratio16:9
Audio Format5.1, Stereo
Shooting FormatProRes
Spoken LanguageItalian
Available SubtitlesGerman, English
Director, Cinematography Aurelio Buchwalder
Tonmeister Thomas Jeker
Montage Camila Mercadal
Music, Sounddesign Pascal Schärli
Sound Editing Patrick Becker
Sound Mixing Gregg Skerman
Farbkorrektur Ralph Wetli
Geräuschemacher Oscar van Hoogevest
Produced bymaximage | ZHdK
Production Assistant Maya Galluzzi
Produktionsleitung ZHdK Filippo Bonacci
Buchhaltung Jürg Bänziger
Produzentinnen maximage Brigitte Hofer, Cornelia Seitler
Produzentinnen maximage Sabine Gisiger, Anita Wasser
Redaktion SRF Urs Augstburger
Redaktion RSI Silvana Bezzola
Supported by Bundesamt für Kultur
Zürcher Filmstiftung
Fachausschuss Film und Medienkunst BS/BL
Migros Kulturprozent
Hertner-Strasser Stiftung


24. January 2020
ISOLA nominated for a Swiss Film Prize

ISOLA, the master documentary film by Aurelio Buchwalder, got nominated for a Swiss Film Prize in the category Best Graduation Film. The Award Ceremony takes place on the 27th of March in Zurich.

all nominations