Paddington Town Hall, Cnr Oxford St & Oatley Rd
Paddington, New South Wales

The Island (2006)
Genre: Drama
Director: Pavel Lunghin
Cast: Pyotr Mamonov, Viktor Sukhorukov, Dmitri Dyuzhev, Yuri Kuznetsov, Viktoriya Isakova
Duration: 110 minutes

Synopsis: This highly acclaimed, multi-award winning film takes a meditative look at redemption and forgiveness through the eyes of a self-exiled Russian priest, Father Anatoly, living on a cold windswept island in the stern landscape of the Russian North. In the tradition of the holy fool, Father Anatoly relishes his harsh existence and takes comfort in self-deprivation (he sleeps on a bed of coal). His wish to be left alone often causes him to behave in an inexplicable and deranged manner that leads to both frustration and inspiration in his fellow priests and visiting locals looking for miracles. The Island is a masterful and often comedic contemplation on the human need to believe in God and how to reconcile spirituality with the corruptibility of the world and our own nature. Beautifully enacted against the backdrop of snow-covered rocky islands, icy water, and lowering white skies.


* 2007 NIKA Awards - Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Cinematography
* 2007 Sundance Film Festival - Nominated Grand Jury Prize

Tickets are available:
Online (Booking Fee Applies)
Phone 1300 306 776 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm; Sat 9am-1pm (Booking Fee Applies)
In Person Daily from 1.30pm (and 30 min prior to earlier sessions) at the Chauvel Cinema Box Office
Opening Night $40 (Includes Reception)
5 Film Pass $65 (Ex. Opening Night/Day Watch/War & Peace)
Day Watch $20 (Inc. Stolichnaya Vodka before the screening)
War & Peace $20 (Inc. Refreshments in Intermission)
Adult $16
Concession $13.50 1

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