Avanton Productions produces creative
documentaries, which observe
humanity and the world
around us with a personal
and sensitive touch.

No Man is an Island

Sonja Lindén

A man lives alone on his island. He keeps in touch with his wife, who is ill, by daily phone calls, but shares his everyday life with a cat. His activities change in tune with the seasons, but they are always tinged with quirky humour, his peculiar philosophy of life and music in many forms. Preparations for his final departure also take their time. This is a film about loneliness, love and letting go.

Script and directing: Sonja Lindén
Director of photography: Peter Flinckenberg
Editing: Helena Öst
Sound design: Jyrki Rahkonen
Production: Sonja Lindén, Avanton Productions
Duration: 40’
Completion year: 2006

State Quality Support for Film Productions 2007 


17th Nordic Panorama 5 Cities Film Festival, Århus, Denmark, 22–27.9.2006
Special Mention

DOK Leipzig, 49th International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film, Germany, 30.10.– 5.11.2006
Silver Dove

Bologna European Festival of Film Schools, Italy, November 2006
First Prize

ZagrebDox International Documentary Film Festival, Croatia, 26.2.–4.3.2007
Special Mention

Tampere International Film Festival, Finland, 2007
Main Prize in category over 30 minutes Finnish films

Grierson: British Documentary Awards 2007
Bloomberg Best Newcomer Award