Original Name:The Island
English Name:The Island
Run Time: 84 Minutes
Type (Colour/ Black & white): Colour
Country: Romania, France, Belgium
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
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.