Country : Romania, France, Belgium

Year : 2022

Running time : 1h25

Version : English, subtitled in French

Director : Anca Damian

Producer : Anca Damian

Writers : Anca Damian, Augusto Zanovello

Voices : Ada Milea, Alexander Bălănescu

The Island

A doctor voluntarily exiles himself to a Mediterranean island. He’ll soon be joined by the sole survivor of a boatload of migrants that left Africa for ltaly. The doctor names him Friday and teaches him the rudiments of survival.
Anca Damian, an award winner at the Festival in 2019, has skilfully appropriated Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe and made it her own, resulting in the lone traveller as he’s never been seen before. A psychedelic musical comedy, as luminous as it is nightmarish, and an accusatory political work.