THEIR SONG WILL HAUNT YOU
"Superbly shot, exquisitely paced and genuinely compelling and surprising - indeed astonishing...The Isle is the kind of cinema that is getting far too rare."
"Artfully authored and wonderfully performed, The Isle swims through some remarkably unique territory to create a tale that is nothing short of filmic literature."
Directed by Matthew Butler-Hart
Starring Conleth Hill, Alex Hassell,
Fisayo Akinade, Tori Butler-Hart,
Alix Wilton Regan, Graham Butler,
Dickon Tyrrell, Emma King,
Joe Banister and Ben Lee
Co-written by Matthew & Tori Butler-Hart
Mythological folk thriller, The Isle, is set on a remote island off the west coast of Scotland in 1846.
When a heavy storm hits causing a ship to sink, three survivors row through a thick, early morning mist, lost and disorientated. The fog begins to clear and The Isle appears before them. They soon discover that it is almost abandoned except for its four sole residents; an old harbourman, a farmer, his niece and a wild woman.
Once rested and fully recovered the sailors are desperate to leave and return to the mainland, but the promised boat never appears. One of them starts to investigate and learns of a tragedy at sea that occurred five years previously causing several young men from the island to perish.
When his two shipmates meet with fatal accidents, the myth of a ghostly siren haunting the island leads him to uncover the truth while he battles to save his own life.
"The Isle is a seductive mistress...a misty nightmare of guilt, vengeance, and savage landscapes...A film you won't soon forget."
"...a taut, slow-burner of a horror piece that lights the senses on fire in all the right ways. Conleth Hill, Alex Hassell and Tori (Butler-Hart) really bring the terror of The Isle to life."
“well-made, forcefully acted ... an intriguing work, modestly and intelligently conceived ...drama that’s all about strong characterisation and heady atmosphere."