The Island

  1. Overview
  2. Fact Sheet

This is a musical fable about the Robinson Crusoe legend. Here, Robinson is a doctor and unlike the real Crusoe he actively wants to be alone. But his island, in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, is being invaded by migrants, NGOs and guards. He saves Friday, the only survivor from a boat of refugees travelling from Africa to Italy. On this island, Robinson encounters the most extraordinary people, and he imaginatively confronts the absurdity of day-to-day life. It's a little like The Little Prince meets Monty Python.

The film

  • Film identity

    Original title: The Island

    Directed by: Anca DAMIAN

    Country: Romania, France, Belgium

    Year of production: 2021

    Running time: 01 h 25 min

  • Technique

    Category: Feature film

    Techniques used: 2D/3D computer

    Version: Version originale anglaise sous-titrée français

    Process: Colour

    Target public: Adults, Young adults

  • Credits

    Directed by: Anca DAMIAN

    Production: APARTE FILM, Anca DAMIAN, KOMADOLI STUDIO, SPECIAL TOUCH STUDIOS, AMOPIX, TAKE FIVE, MINDS MEET

    Distribution: EUROZOOM, Amel LACOMBE, Romain BROSOLO

    Based on: "Insula", Gellu Naum

    Artistic direction: Gina Thorstensen

    Script: Anca Damian, Augusto Zanovello

    Storyboard: Dan Panaitescu

    Animation: Dan Panaitescu, Mathieu Labeye, Gilles Cuvelier, Radu Pop, Chloé Roux, Hefang Wei, Julien Dexant, Andrei Ebincă

    Compositing: Mathieu Perrier

    Music: Alexander Bălănescu

    Sound: Benoit Biral

    Editing: Dana Bunescu

    Voice: Ada Milea, Alexander Bălănescu