Project Description

The Island


The film is a surreal comedy based on a reinterpretation of Robinson Crusoe. Robinson is a doctor and his solitude is voluntary in an island invaded by migrants, NGOs, guards. Friday is a castaway, the only one from his boat to have survived when sailing from Africa to Italy. This premise is taken in a purely artistic direction, departing from conventional storytelling to speak of current affairs through visual poetry and symbolism.

Project Details

  • Genre: Animated musical long feature
  • Status: In Production
  • Director: Anca Damian
  • Script: Anca Damian, Augusto Zanovello
  • Music: Alexander Balanescu & Ada Milea

It is a coloured, poetical and funny musical fable that can be seen like a mix of The Little Prince, Robinson Crusoe and Monty Python.

The Island is a very actual project. An animated musical that offers the audience through the setting laughter, poetry and adventure the solitude of the individual and the search of a meaning on a planet that collapse. A strong asset is in the reinterpretation of the story of Robinson Crusoe, updated to our times when we try to repair the colonist’s behavior but still, we are limited by the rules and hypocrisy.

Everything happens while we live through the consequences of the ecological unbalance that we created on the planet, so in a way we contemplate the end of the world.

The narrative pulse is linked to the animation and is meant to flow as a poem. Images and sound (music) are placed in the foreground, emphasizing the fact that the film creates patterns in space, images-representations and vivid paintings.

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