The Isle + Q&A

"An intriguing work, modestly and intelligently conceived, a supernatural melodrama characterised by an eerie sort of restraint." Guardian

Showing Times

Thu 18 Jul 18:30

Based loosely on Scottish ghostly folklore with inspiration from Greek sirens, the tale is set in 1846 on a remote island off the west coast of Scotland, where three survivors from a mysterious sinking of their merchant ship find themselves stranded on a small misty isle. The isle's four sole secretive residents, an old harbor man, a farmer, his niece and a young mad woman, are anything but welcoming and reluctant to aid the sailors back to the mainland. The promise of a boat never materializes leading one of the sailors to question why people had abandoned the island. Through his investigation he discovers that every year around the same date a tragedy at sea would occur and young men from the island would perish. When his two shipmates meet with fatal accidents, the myth of a ghostly siren haunting the island drives him to try and uncover the truth.

Actor Alix Wilton-Regan - after whom the Lexi Cinema is named - was last seen on our big screen in The Wife, which she appeared in with Glen Close and Jonathon Pryce.  Most recently she completed filming the lead role of Mary Shelley in A Nightmare Wakes. 

Husband and wife team Matthew and Tori Butler-Hart formed a production company, Fizz and Ginger, to produce memorable British films.  The writing on The Isle was shared, and then Matthew directed, with Tori in the lead role.

Alix plus Tori and Matthew Butler-Hart join us after the film for a live Q&A. 


Film Information

96 mins

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