Directed by Paul Cox
Production company Illumination Films
Running time 95 mins
Budget 2 million AUD
Written by Paul Cox
Release date 1989
Director Paul Cox
Screenplay Paul Cox
|Starring Irene Papas
Initial release 12 October 1989 (Australia)
Producers Paul Cox, Santhana K. Naidu
Cast Irene Papas, Chris Haywood, Norman Kaye, Anoja Weerasinghe, Eva Sitta
Similar Innocence, The Diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky, A Woman's Tale, Golden Braid, Exile
Island is a 1989 Australian film directed by Paul Cox starring Irene Papas.
It is not to be confused with the 1975 short film of the same title also made by Cox.
A Czech-born woman arrives on a Greek island having fled Australia to sort out her problems. She becomes friends with a deaf mute and two other women, a Sri Lankan abandoned by her husband and an older Greek woman.
The film was shot on a Greek island in 1988. It was plagued with money shortages during production, making the shoot extremely difficult.
Irene Papas was nominated in 1989 for Best Actress in her role for the Australian Film Institute.