ISLAND (1989), DIR. PAUL COX

island

This month we are screening the film Island by Dutch-Australian filmmaker Paul Cox, shot in the Greek island of Astypalaia. Screening is scheduled for Thursday 20th April at 7.00 pm, at the Cyprus Community Club of NSW (58 Stanmore Rd, Stanmore).

Island (1989) 95′

Dir. Paul Cox

Three women – a Czech-Australian, a Sri Lankan and a Greek – meet on a Greek island. All are exiles escaping from their own personal tragedies. Ultimately it is the island itself and the generosity of the islanders which leads the women into revelations about themselves. Starring Irene Papas and an unforgettable performance from Chris Haywood. “Island is about arriving and departing, about home and homesickness, about east and west, and of course about love.” Paul Cox (pioneer of independent Australian cinema).

Irene Papas was nominated in 1989 for Best Actress in her role for the Australian Film Institute.

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