For those of you who have made it to the cinema to see ISLAND, you will know what I mean when I speak of the beauty of the Isle of Wight. Our film is set entirely on the island, an incredible background for the film Steven set out to make, about end of life. Though he had initially started developing the project with his local hospice in London, a series of events took him to the island, and that is where it was meant to be. ISLAND, observed over 12 months on the Isle of Wight, is a life-affirming reflection on the phenomena of dying, portraying the transition away from personhood and observing the last days and hours of life and the moment of death. Like the ferries cyclically arriving and departing in this an enigmatic landscape, the film appears buoyant, afloat. Death is shown to be natural and everyday but also unspeakable and strange.
We have screenings coming up in Dublin, London, Stirling, Bridport, Southampton, Birmingham, Portsmouth and Edinburgh - with more bookings under way, and as it's #IsleOfWightDay, announcing further events on the Isle of Wight in November. Read more on our website: http://www.islandfilm.co.uk
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