The Island of Lies

  • Feature
  • 2020
  • 94 Minutes
  • Argentina, Portugal, Spain
  • Language: Spanish

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.

Director: Paula Cons

Screenwriter: Luis Marías

Production Company: Agallas Films, Historia del Tio Luis, Aleph Cine, Take 2000

Premier Status: Regional premiere



2020: Almería International Short Film Festival

2020: Shanghai International Film Festival

2021: San Sebastián International Film Festival

Cast and Crew

Screenwriter: Luis Marías

Producer: Juan de Dios Serrano, Luis Marias, Fernando Sokolowicz

Editor: Julia Juániz

Music: Sebastian Escofet

Sound: Xabi Agirre

DOP / Camera: Aitor Mantxola

Cast: Nerea Barros, Darío Grandinetti, Aitor Luna


Paula Cons

Paula worked as journalist for twenty years at the most important national channels in Spain. She directed the investigative feature-length documentary THE HIDDEN BATTLE (2017) selected by the SEMINCI Semana Internacional de cine de Valladolid, Mestre Mateo to Best Documentary (from Galician Cinema Academy), Best Documentary at Reino de Leon’s International Film Festival, and selected at the Nantes Festival Cinema Espagnol. Currently available in AMAZON PRIME Spain and TVE. Her latest film is fiction feature THE ISLAND OF LIES (2020)

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