IFI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL: Island

Steven Eastwood

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IRISH PREMIERE

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Steven Eastwood.

At a hospice on the Isle of Wight, four people with terminal illnesses experience the year their lives will end. Granted uncommon access, director Steven Eastwood approaches his challenging theme with sincerity and compassion, building trust with the patients to a degree that one man permits the filmmaker to be present at the moment of his death. Offering exceptional representation to the sick and dying, Island, in the director’s own words, shows death to be natural and everyday but also unspeakable and strange.

Notes by David O’Mahony.

Screening as part of the IFI Documentary Festival 2018, which runs from the 27th – 30th of September. Full details here. 

90 mins / UK / 2017 / Digital

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