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ISLAND (2017) + Director Q&A - System of Care Season


Showing rarely documented, intensely private events, Island follows the progression of illness for four people, up to their last days. A lyrical look at the temporality and phenomena of dying, this film sensitively witnesses their transition away from life. Shot in a care home in the Isle of Wight, Island is a challenge to on-screen representations of death, presenting it as both natural and everyday and unexplainable and bewildering.

  • dir. Steven Eastwood

  • year: 2017

  • country: UK

  • run-time: 90 minutes

Doors 18:45

Film 19:15

£6.00 (£4.50 conc.)

Probes unchartered territory with great intelligence... a documentary that sensitively, empathetically, and concentratedly examines what it means to face the reality of mortality
— Little White Lies
An extraordinarily honest, unblinking, ruthlessly unsentimental look at the process of death... hauntingly evocative ★★★★
— The Guardian
A memento mori in a pretty direct form ★★★★★
— Sunday Times
Disarmingly intimate, poetic and haunting
— Sight & Sound
Dignified and poetic
— Total Film
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