Hanway Films

Island

Island


The Paul Cox Collection


 

Director               
Paul Cox

Cast  
Irene Papas
Eva Sitta
Chris Haywood
 

Three women; an Australian (Eva Sitta), a Sri Lankan (Anoja Weerasinghe) and a Greek (Irene Papas), meet on a Greek island. All are exiles of some kind, escaping from their own personal tragedies. Their lives become inextricably linked by their common desires and mutual fear of the outside world. When a man who has been annoying Sitta is accidentally killed by friend Janis, the three ladies conspire to hide Janis from prosecution. A powerful psychological drama.

NOMINEE: Seven AFI Awards including Best Director and Best Film

Australia | English | 1989 | 83 mins