Old Union Street Arches
229 Union Street
Written and directed by Juan Carlos Rubio
Translated by Tim Gutteridge
Ada and Laura are two parents anxiously waiting for news about their son's condition after a devastating accident that has left him with severe injuries. Their son's mental disability has made their lives a living hell, and the prospect of his death could mean the chance to rebuild what is left of their shattered lives.
But can one truly move on from the death of a child? How far can one endure pain and suffering before breaking? "The Island" delves into the raw and uncomfortable territory of human emotion, exploring the fine line between what we feel and what we're capable of showing to the world.
The pain of living and the pain of being dead in life are themes that are powerfully explored in this haunting story. As we are all islands surrounded by water and solitude, "The Island" offers a poignant reminder of the fragility of life and the resilience of the human spirit.
Running time: 90 minutes (no interval)