6.2/10
319
2 user 2 critic

Islands (2017)

Les îles (original title)
Trailer
0:53 | Trailer
Characters wander through an erotic maze of love and desire.

Director:

Yann Gonzalez

Writer:

Yann Gonzalez
Reviews
3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Sarah-Megan Allouch ... Circé
Mathilde Mennetrier Mathilde Mennetrier ... La jeune fille
Alphonse Maîtrepierre Alphonse Maîtrepierre ... Le garçon
Romain Merle Romain Merle ... Le monstre
Thomas Ducasse Thomas Ducasse ... Nassim
Simon Thiébaut ... Simon
Alain Garcia Vergara Alain Garcia Vergara ... Un branleur (as Alain Garcia)
Félix Maritaud ... Un branleur
Pierre-Ange Carlotti Pierre-Ange Carlotti ... Un branleur
Roméo Husquin Roméo Husquin ... Un branleur
Valentin Langlais Valentin Langlais ... Un branleur
Henri-Pierre Lecluse Henri-Pierre Lecluse ... Un branleur
Mathis Porcel Mathis Porcel ... Un branleur
Nathan Tordjman Nathan Tordjman ... Un branleur
Learn more

More Like This 

Knife + Heart (2018)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Paris, summer 1979. Anne is a producer of cheap gay porn. When Lois, her editor and companion, leaves her, she attempts to get her back by making a more ambitious film with the flamboyant Archibald.

Director: Yann Gonzalez
Stars: Vanessa Paradis, Nicolas Maury, Kate Moran
Imbued Life (2019)
Animation | Short | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Imbued Life is a film about a young woman's connection with the life force of nature. She uses her talent for taxidermy to "return" the animals to their natural habitat. However, the true ... See full summary »

Directors: Ivana Bosnjak, Thomas Johnson
Stars: Rakan Rushaidat
Short | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

An abandoned seaside resort. The shooting for a fantasy film about the end of an era wraps up. Two women, both members of the film crew, one an actress, the other a director, Apocalypse and... See full summary »

Director: Bertrand Mandico
Stars: Pauline Jacquard, Elina Löwensohn, Anne Lise Maulin
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Around midnight, a young couple and their transvestite maid prepare for an orgy. Their guests will be The Slut, The Star, The Stud and The Teen.

Director: Yann Gonzalez
Stars: Kate Moran, Niels Schneider, Nicolas Maury
Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

On the stage of her high school drama class 17-year-old Sarah gives it all. When she performs, there is an instant of suspense in which she appears to transform completely into her ... See full summary »

Director: Katharina Wyss
Stars: Loane Balthasar, Michel Voïta, Manuela Biedermann
Short | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

During the 20's, at the request of one of his employers, the poet Fernando Pessoa conceives an advertising slogan for the drink Coca-Louca, which panics the authoritarian government of that time.

Director: Eugène Green
Stars: Carloto Cotta, Manuel Mozos, Diogo Dória
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Sophia Antipolis: a technopole on the French Riviera, a place where dreams should come true. But fear and despair lurk beneath the surface. Under a deceitful sun, five lives map out the haunting story of a young woman: Sophia.

Director: Virgil Vernier
Stars: Dewy Kunetz, Sandra Poitoux, Hugues Njiba-Mukuna
Adoption (1975)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Single factory worker Kata, 43, wants to have a child with her long-time secret lover, a married man called Joska. He doesn't like the idea. Kata befriends teenage schoolgirl Anna, ... See full summary »

Director: Márta Mészáros
Stars: Katalin Berek, Gyöngyvér Vigh, Péter Fried
Braguino (2017)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In the Siberian forest, away from any civilization, a feud is opposing two families whose houses are separated by a river. In the middle of the river stands an island where the kids of the two families are meeting on their own.

Director: Clément Cogitore
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Paris in the seventies. A depressed graduate student hears music that will change his life; he becomes fascinated by the singer.

Director: Eugène Green
Stars: Adrien Michaux, Natacha Régnier, Alexis Loret
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

In the 1970s, Dutch photographer Charles 'Chas' Gerretsen suddenly became world famous with his then small oeuvre. Privateer from a young age and former war photographer, he was invited by ... See full summary »

Director: Baris Azman
Stars: Chas Gerretsen, Züleyha Azman, Jan de Vries
Mercuriales (2014)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In a Parisian suburb of Bagnolet two receptionists who work in the lobby of the titular high-rise drift from one enigmatic situation to the next going to the pool, visiting a maze-like sex club and hunting for new employment.

Director: Virgil Vernier
Stars: Ana Neborac, Philippine Stindel, Jad Solesme
Edit

Storyline

A melancholy reflection on the power of desire, suspended between the dream and urgency of the flesh, in which attraction is also horror. A mysterious and retro-technical nightmare at Leos Carax, where the fiction is reality and only those who love can get out of it.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Don't Bother They're Here
Written by Adam Wiltzie and Brian Edward McBride
Performed by Stars Of The Lid
© Lidmusic administered by Embassy Music Corp, Brian McBride
Courtesy of Kranky Records, Première Music Group and Brian McBride
See more »

User Reviews

 
Islands: Sexuality Explored
27 December 2019 | by Elijah_TSee all my reviews

Without context and knowing nothing of the makers' intentions, this film is an exploration of (passionate) sex, accepting the bizarre, and finding one's satisfaction. Some weird **** happens, yes, but it gets interesting from there. Just let the four song soundtrack take you in for a sensual ride.

Side Note: I really enjoyed seeing three actors (Simon Thiébaut, Thomas Ducasse, and Félix Maritaud) from Knife + Heart (2018) and am going to assume that they're either part of a guild/union or primarily do independent films.

Similar: In the Valley Below's The Pink Chateau (2019), which you should see live in theatres if they're ever near you. It's far less weird than this and arguably more sexual.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

15 August 2018 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Islands See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Ecce Films See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed