Inspired On An Island

by sarahartonsherkin


ISLANDER’S REST is a bitter-sweet, affectionate tale of innocence lost, bottled-up desires and the comfort of recycling.

“The boat goes out so often it comes back drunk from the sea.”

Claudius Gentinetta played his film yesterday at The Islander’s Rest on Sherkin Island. He has been coming here on two week holidays for many years and wanted to something interesting with his time so he decided to make an animation, which became a story about the woes of growing up, learning to say goodbye, and coming to terms with death.

“A scarcely inhabited, windswept island off Ireland’s wild west coast. Life here is pretty much determined by the weather – it is a place where clouds chase the sun, delivering a natural spectacle of light and shadow on the hills. The little shop in the village has long closed its doors, and the fishing fleet has shrunk to a single boat. In the evening, the remaining islanders meet in the pub as the last ferry to the mainland leaves the jetty.”