Part of the Hispanic Heritage Month Cinematic Celebration at Cosford Cinema, ISLAND INSIDE (LA ISLA INTERIOR) is a dark family drama directed by kitschy-camp filmmaker duo Dunia Ayaso and Felix Sabroso. Our Hispanic Heritage Month celebration focuses on female filmmakers working in the Spanish language and include films from Latin America and Spain. The Women and Gender Studies Department and School of Communication invites you to join us for these five special films over the next five weeks celebrating Hispanic artists and their unique voices and contributions to cinema. ISLAND INSIDE screens limitedly on Friday September 28 at 7PM and Saturday September 29 at 6PM.
Three siblings are forced to confront their disparate and dysfunctional lives when the sudden death of their schizophrenic father brings them back to the bleak landscapes of Spain's Canary Islands. With its injection of black humor, the drama has been compared by critics to Almodovar, Poe, and Bergman. Geraldine Chaplin gives a star performance as a mother who is oblivious to the pain of her damaged offspring, while renowned indie-film actors Cristina Marcos, Candela Pena, and Alberto San Juan are sensational as the siblings who both project, and alienate themselves by retreating to their own inner islands.
"ISLAND INSIDE adds a new dimension of emotional complexity to the previously comic oeuvre of helming team Felix Sabroso and Dunia Ayaso... [it] boasts uniformly fine performances that find all the nuances in a meticulously worked-out script."
-Jonathan Holland, VARIETY
Directed by Dunia Ayaso and Felix Sabroso. Unrated.
Spain, 2010, Digital Projection, 93minutes, Color, Spanish with English Subtitles.