Project Description


The Island


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.

Project Details

  • Genre: Fiction Film
  • Status: In Development
  • Director: Anca Damian
  • Script: Anca Damian, Augusto Zanovello
  • Music: Alexander Balanescu & Ada Milea

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July 9th, 2018|News, The Island|

"The Island" - a new project of Anca Damian - was selected at the fifth edition of Venice Gap-Financing Market [...]

  • The Island | Aparte Film | Art Film Company

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April 20th, 2017|News, The Island|

The long animated feature "The Island", received the support for development from Creative Europe Media.

  • The Island | Aparte Film | Art Film Company

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June 4th, 2016|News, The Island|

The new animated film project "The Island" got production support from "The Romanian National Centre Of Cinema".

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March 21st, 2019|Press The Island|

Publish Date: March 21, 2019
Encore à l'état de concept (bien avancé, cela dit, vu ce que la réalisatrice nous a montré de son animatique), The island est une forme de comédie musicale inspirée de Robinson Crusoé, sur fond de crise des réfugiés.