Today, the Filmin platform is releasing the film The Island of Lies, directed by Paula Cons and starring Nerea Barros and Dario Grandinetti. This is an exhaustive and perfectly interpreted film that reflects the classism in the traditional inner Galicia of the early last century.
The film tells a story based on real events. During the early morning of 2 January 1921, in the middle of a thick fog, the steamship Santa Isabel sank with hundreds of emigrants bound for Buenos Aires. Facing the narrow coast of Sálvora Island, the survivors have no other choice but to fight for survival and reach the mainland. At this point, the young islanders Maria, Josefa and Cipriana will embark on the rampaging mission to save as many people as they can in a small traditional boat. Rowing alone thanks to their hearing, due to the thick fog and the closed night, the women manage to save 50 people. From that moment on, the events that take place on this cold night of dense fog will completely shake the island’s calm, when León, an Argentine journalist, goes to Sálvora to report the event and cover the news of the shipwreck, but little by little he discovers that, during that night, numerous coincidences and unknown events have occurred that will give a sinister twist to the shipwreck event. There are many questions that need to be answered.