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In the meta thriller Island, a drug dealer named Emerson kidnaps Henrique, an esteemed director, and brings him to a secluded island. Emerson demands Henrique’s help in crafting his magnum opus, a film meant to erase the lines between fiction and reality. Over the course of auditions and rehearsals, all with local townspeople, Emerson pushes the boundaries of “organic” cinema, sometimes with dangerous consequences. Mining dark humor out of Emerson’s grandiosity, Island is a wild ride through the currents of artistic obsession.

In the meta thriller Island, a drug dealer named Emerson kidnaps Henrique, an esteemed director, and brings him to a secluded island. Emerson demands Henrique’s help in crafting his magnum opus, a film meant to erase the lines between fiction and reality. Over the course of auditions and rehearsals, all with local townspeople, Emerson pushes the boundaries of “organic” cinema, sometimes with dangerous consequences. Mining dark humor out of Emerson’s grandiosity, Island is a wild ride through the currents of artistic obsession.

  • Year
    2018
  • Runtime
    96 minutes
  • Language
    Portuguese
  • Country
    Brazil
  • Director
    Ary Rosa, Glenda Nicácio