The Island

The Island

Original Name:The Island
English Name:The Island
Year: 2022
Run Time: 84 Minutes
Language: Englisg
Type (Colour/ Black & white): Colour
Country: Romania, France, Belgium
Director:Anca Damian
Producer: Anca Damian
Cast: Alexander Bălănescu, Ada Milea, Cristina Juncu, Lucian Ionescu
Screenplay:Anca Damian, Augusto Zanovello
Editor: Dana Bunescu
Sound designer:Gert Janssen, Benoit Biral
Music Composer:Alexander Balanescu, Ada Milea
Production Company:Aparte Film
World Sales:Best Friend Forever

Festivals :

  • IFF Rotterdam
  • Busan IFF
  • Annecy International Animation FF
  • IFF India

Director’s Selected Filmography :

  • 2019 Marona's Fantastic Tale
  • 2018 The Call
  • 2018 Moon Hotel Kabul
  • 2015 The Magic Mountain
  • 2013 A Very Unsettled Summer
  • 2011 Crulic: The Path to Beyond

Director’s Biography:

The Island-director

Anca Damian studied at the Academy of Theatre and Film Arts in Bucharest where she majored in cinematography and later obtained a doctor’s degree in Arts, Cinema and Media. She worked as a director, screenwriter, and producer for several documentaries on art related topics. Her animated documentary, Crulic: The Path to Beyond (2011) won her Cristal Award in Annecy, and has been selected in more than 150 international festivals like Locarno, Telluride, New Director new films, and received more than 35 international prizes. Her films were distributed worldwide and she has been awarded with numerous international prizes.


Discover a musical fable on the Robinson Crusoe myth: The Little Prince meets Monty Python. Robinson is a doctor and his solitude is voluntary in an island invaded by migrants, NGOs and guards. He saves Friday, a castaway, the only survivor of his illegal refugee boat. During his journey on the island, Robinson encounters extraordinary beings and events. He will confront current affairs through visual poetry and symbolism in a world where everybody looks for its own paradise.