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Island (2011)

Not Rated | | Drama | 22 April 2011 (UK)
Based on 'Jane Rogers' acclaimed novel, "Island" is a tale of yearning and retribution. Abandoned at birth, Nikki Black has spent most of her life in care sustained only by fairy-stories. ... See full summary »

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Jane Rogers (novel), Elizabeth Mitchell (screenplay)
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Natalie Press ... Nikki Black
Colin Morgan ... Calum
Janet McTeer ... Phyllis
Tanya Franks ... Ruby
Denise Orita Denise Orita ... Sally
Kate Stevens Kate Stevens ... Emma Lacey
Alex Donald Alex Donald ... Gerry the Barman
Nikki Tangen Nikki Tangen ... Young Nikki
Charlotte Wontner Charlotte Wontner ... Foster Mother
Will Paice Will Paice ... Foster Father
Ryan Hendrick ... Angus
Duncan Duff ... Social Worker
Lauren Fagg Lauren Fagg ... Teenage Nikki
Harry Dave McLaren Harry Dave McLaren ... Member of Public
Kat Osi-Mensah Kat Osi-Mensah ... Schoolgirl
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Based on 'Jane Rogers' acclaimed novel, "Island" is a tale of yearning and retribution. Abandoned at birth, Nikki Black has spent most of her life in care sustained only by fairy-stories. Incapable of love, fearful and desperate for revenge, she decides to find her birth mother, confront her, and bitter enough to consider murder. She travels incognito to a remote Hebridean island where Phyllis now lives as a recluse with Calum, her son. Written by Anonymous

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Drama

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Avenue of Hope
by I Am Kloot
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Not at all mainstream :)
17 December 2012 | by SilkyWilkySee all my reviews

Raw, awkward, unglamorous, dark, sensitive, atmospheric, poetic, sublimely emotional - I'm sure there's many who will dislike this film, I loved it.

Pay attention from the very start, and settle into 90 minutes of absorbing visuals and sounds as this story weaves its path between fairy tale, innocence and stark interactions.

The three main actors put in great performances, their characters are real people - no generic playing themselves in costume here. Calum is the Island incarnate with his beachcomber treasures and tales, an intimate connection with his environment although in a bubble from the rest of the world. His mother Phyllis is crone like, tired, troubled and protective both of her son and of what she holds inside. Niki is on a mission she describes at the beginning. Her internal discomfort is evident from when she first appears, then lands on the Island to pursue her destiny, a driven catalyst to break the stony status quo.

The scenery is stunning and the sets perfect, the filming capturing everything really well. There is the one scene near the end with boat and water that I thought was erm... rough! The scene at the end worked so well, despite it being challenging, it felt so right. Difficult to say more without spoiling! Its not bubblegum - enjoy!


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22 April 2011 (UK) See more »

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Dolby

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1.85 : 1
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