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Based on 'Jane Rogers' acclaimed novel, "Island" is a tale of yearning and retribution. Abandoned at birth, Nikki Black has spent most of her life in care sustained only by fairy-stories. Incapable of love, fearful and desperate for revenge, she decides to find her birth mother, confront her, and bitter enough to consider murder. She travels incognito to a remote Hebridean island where Phyllis now lives as a recluse with Calum, her son. Read more …

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The critical consensus

The quasi-fairytale atmosphere is adeptly handled, and Kathy Li’s cinematography imbues proceedings with a chilly beauty.

***(*)(*)Andrew Lowry, Total Film, 20/04/2011

An overwrought drama full of doomy, portentous and borderline-ridiculous dialogue.

**(*)(*)(*)Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 21/04/2011

Though the wintry setting and chilly subject matter make for a downbeat piece, Press and Morgan turn in moving performances and the landscape lights up the screen.

***(*)(*)The Herald, 05/05/2011

Features about Island

Submerged in island life.

Alison Rowat, The Herald, 28/04/2011

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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