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Marina Antunes [Film Festival 05.10.11] Bulgaria movie trailer news



On the surface, Kamen Kalev's sophomore effort The Island sounds like a tame tale of a vacation gone slightly off kilter. Sophie and Daneel are 30-something Parisians in need of a break so Sophie books the couple a trip to Bulgaria. At first, Daneel is reluctant to go but after exerting a little pressure, Sophie convinces him to take the trip and two head off for a refreshing getaway but the trip turns out to be more than either of them bargained for.

Shortly upon arriving, Daneel reveals that the was born in Bulgaria and raised in a nearby orphanage. He then leads Sophie to a near abandoned island on the Black Sea and between the heat and the strange inhabitants, the two start seeing and experiencing things that don't appear to have a rational explanation.

It's not clear from the trailer but there is also a suggestion that the pair is now stranded on the island and slowly losing their minds. Is it cabin fever or something supernatural at play? I'm more than willing to find out.

The Island will premiere later this month at Cannes in the Director's Fortnight sidebar and I expect we may see more appearances of the film at upcoming festivals throughout the year. I sure hope so; looks like one not to be missed.

And on a side note, pay close attention for a little peek at Alejandro Jodorowsky who makes an appearance in the film.

Trailer after the break.




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Anonymous (9 years ago) Reply

"Only a few people live on the little island, including Irina and Pavel (Boyka Velkova and Rousi Chanev), a couple in their fifties who are the main reason that the place quickly stops being so idyllic".


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