An island in the Mediterranean Sea becomes a representation of our contemporary existence and the solitary destiny of the individual, invaded by a surrealist and absurd reality, in comparison with the vital and spiritual needs of human beings.
“The Island” is a very unusual project: is an animated musical long feature for grown-up audience, on a hot topic nowadays: the migrants –the refugees flood from Africa and Arabic countries in Europe.
The music score is an adapted version of Ada Milea & Alexander Balanescu’s music album – The Island – featuring the Balanescu Quartet (2011). Although it uses the outline of the Robinson Crusoe story, ‘The Island’ quickly sets off on its own course in which the humorous, the bizarre and the fateful are brought into effective accord. Playing as well as singing, the main performers are joined by string trio and percussion in music whose ‘alt‑folk’ qualities are manifest from the outset.