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Cinema Club - "Islands"

Cinema Club - "Islands"

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  • Thu 11 Sep ’14, 8:00pm


UXBRIDGE Arts & Culture Centre, 35 Uxbridge Rd, Howick



Ticket Information:

  • Admission: $8.00

Origin: Italy
Subtitles: Yes
Running Time: 93 mins
Rating: PG

An eastern European bricklayer looking for work is befriended by a young woman who has retreated into silence in Stefano Chiantini's beautiful new drama set against the stunning backdrop of the Tremiti islands.

Undocumented worker Ivan desperate for employment, gets up every morning and takes the ferry from Tirana in Albania to work on one of the nearby Italian Tremiti islands. One day, after insisting on being paid for his work he is beaten up by local residents and finds himself penniless and unable to make his way back home to his ailing father. Help arrives, almost magically, in the form of a mute young woman. Martina lives with gruff middle-aged priest, Don Enzo, who has raised her as a daughter. After taking shelter for the night, Ivan's presence has a thawing effect on both prickly Enzo and reserved Martina.

Their relationships grow almost effortlessly: both the friendship between the old priest and the foreigner, and the romantic tension that develops between Ivan and Martina. As their lives intertwine, emotions are laid bare in this absorbing drama that plays on geographical and human solitude.

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