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SPA21 The Island of Lies

18+ 94 MIN

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A thrilling mystery, The Island of Lies follows three women who are lauded for saving dozens of lives in the aftermath of a tragic accident that killed over 200 Spanish immigrants sailing towards a new life in America in the 1920s.

When the steamboat Santa Isabel approached the island of Sálvora off the coast of Galicia in 1921, it carried the hopes and dreams of 260 immigrants. That future is crushed when the boat sinks, and only 50 passengers survive thanks to three women who are hailed as heroines – at first.

As rumours begin to swirl, the hidden truth comes to form the basis for this riveting thriller built around an Argentinian journalist who arrives on the island and begins to investigate what really happened.

In this acclaimed feature debut by director and co-writer Paula Cons, the story of these three women and their fall from grace reveals how the line between guilt and innocence can dangerously blur. Brimming with twists and turns, The Island of Lies is an unforgettable journey into history and legend.


NOMINATED: Best Film, Shanghai International Film Festival 2020  

NOMINATED: Best First Film, Almería International Short Film Festival 2020 

NOMINATED: Best International Film, Golden Rooster Awards 2020 


"Shot in dramatic but bleakly beautiful setting."

- Cineuropa

Movie Information

Release date

Tuesday 20th April


94 min




Darío Grandinetti, Nerea Barros, Aitor Luna


Paula Cons


Film Festival


Spanish with English subtitles

Participating Cinemas

Palace Balwyn Cinema, Palace James Street, Palace Barracks, Palace Norton St, Palace Brighton Bay, Palace Cinema Como, Palace Verona, Palace Westgarth, Pentridge Cinema, Chauvel Cinema, Palace Electric, Palace Byron Bay, Palace Central Sydney, Kino Cinema, Palace Raine Square