Rent The Island (2006)

3.8 of 5 from 74 ratings
1h 49min
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Synopsis:
Set in a remote monastery in Northern Russia, Pavel Longuine's acclaimed film tells the story of Father Anatoly (Pyotr Mamonov) whose bizarre conduct confuses and intrigues the rest of the order. Whilst some believe he has the power to heal, exorcise demons and foretell the future, Anatoly himself is in spiritual crisis, consumed with guilt and remorse over a terrible event from his past. Stunningly photographed and wonderfully acted by former rock musician Mamonov, 'The Island' is a haunting tale of faith and salvation.
Actors:
, , , Yuri Kuznetsov, , , Yana Yesipovich, Olga Demidova, Timofei Tribuntsev, Aleksei Zelensky, , Grigori Stepunov
Directors:
Pavel Lounguine
Studio:
Artificial Eye Film Company Ltd.
Genres:
Drama
Countries:
Russia, Drama
BBFC:
Release Date:
21/06/2010
Run Time:
109 minutes
Languages:
Russian
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Theatrical trailer

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Reviews (1) of The Island

Engaging - The Island review by CP Customer

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18/09/2012

It plays out like a fable: the holy fool, sometimes comic, with miraculous powers, who subverts & teases the conventional behaviour and devotions of his "superiors". All this framed in a neat story of guilt and redemption that goes back to a terrible event in World War II. Brilliant performances. The way the camera can linger on inanimate objects is reminiscent of Tarkovsky, and when you see Russian monks it's hard not to think of Andrei Rublev. But here the narrative style generally is much tighter: the plot rules. Which is probably wise - this director has his own less demanding style. Pyotr Mamonov is rightly praised for his stunning performance. It leaves me wanting to see more by this director Pavel Linguine (most commonly listed under the name Pavel Lungin).

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