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Islands

An eastern European bricklayer looking for work is befriended by a young woman who has retreated into silence in Stefano Chiantini`s beautiful new drama set against the stunning backdrop of the Tremiti islands. Undocumented emigre worker Ivan (Czech actor Ivan Franek, `We Believed`) desperate for employment, gets up every morning and takes the ferry from Tirana in Albania to work on one of the nearby Italian Tremiti islands. One day, after insisting on being paid for his work he is beaten up by local residents and finds himself penniless and unable to make his way back home to his ailing father. Help arrives, almost magically, in the form of a mute young woman. Martina (Asia Argento) lives with gruff middle-aged priest, Don Enzo (Giorgio Colangeli), who has raised her as a daughter. After taking shelter for the night, Ivan`s presence has a thawing effect on both prickly Enzo and reserved Martina.

1hr 33mins long
PG

Stefano Chiantini
Pascal Zullino
Paolo Briguglia
Ivan Franek
Giorgio Colangeli
Asia Argento
Anna Ferruzzo