Anca Damian’s “The Island” to be finished before the end of the year

Publish Date: April 28, 2020
Author: Stefan Dobroiu

[…] The only Romanian director to have delivered animated features over the last decade, Anca Damian is currently in production with her newest project, The Island, which she describes as a musical comedy and “an upside-down Robinson Crusoe story”. The film is a co-production between Damian’s Aparte Film, Take Five (Belgium) and Komadoli (France).

The screenplay, written by Damian and Augusto Zanovello, shares characters with Daniel Defoe’s novel Robinson Crusoe, but in the animation, Robinson is a doctor who isolates himself voluntarily on an island, his seclusion soon to be interrupted by migrants, guards and NGO representatives. In Damian’s fourth animated feature, Friday is, for example, the sole survivor on a boat which had left Africa for Italy…[…]

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