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John Hannah stars as a painfully shy gay man who escapes the city in Chris Newby’s extraordinary second feature.

Drama 1995 91 mins

Director: Christopher Newby



A unique and affecting tale of a disillusioned gay man who flees the city’s shallow scene, convinced that the facial birthmark in the shape of the eponymous island makes him terminally unattractive. Winding up on a rugged stretch of coast he forms a hesitant relationship with an eccentric, sexually ambiguous drifter, but will distrust turn to love?