La isla de las mentiras The Island of Lies

La isla de las mentiras The Island of Lies

About the Film

In 1921, the steamboat Santa Isabel was carrying 260 Spanish emigrants to America, when it sank just off the island of Salvora in Galicia, Spain. Only three women from the island came to help and managed to rescue 50 of the passengers.

While the women are lauded as heroines, the suspicion that the accident was provoked starts to spread like wildfire. The main instigator of the rumor is an Argentinean journalist, who arrives on the island to cover the story.

As the journalist continues to make headway in his investigation, the pressure on the three women increases. There are many unanswered questions and as the truth slowly begins to filter out, the heroines will start to lose their innocence and traditional life on the island will be changed forever.

“An accurate criticism of an unfair, abusive and tremendously sexist society.”

— Alfonso Rivera, Cineuropa

“The story is fascinating because of the number of aspects of interest that agglutinates (...) An estimable production that knows how to mask the insufficient budget with cinematographic language.”

— Javier Ocaña, El País

Festivals & Awards Winner: ‘Made in Spain’ section at San Sebastian International Film Festival 2020 , Official Selection at Shangai International Film Festival 2020.

Stills from the movie

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01 November
Pathé Tuschinski 1
01 November
Pathé Tuschinski 1
11 December
LantarenVenster 1
13 December
LantarenVenster 1
13 December
LantarenVenster 5
15 December
Pathé Buitenhof 4
11 November
Vitamine Cineville 


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