Archipelago, a film set on Tresco, has been named in the top 10 films set on islands around Great Britain by the British Film Institute.

The BFI recently published the list to coincide with the release of Iona, a film set on the Hebridean island.


The films were listed in no particular order and director Joanna Hogg’s atmospheric drama took its place alongside classics such as Whisky Galore, The Wicker man and The Manxman, an early offering from acclaimed director Alfred Hitchcock.


Archipelago premiered at the London Film Festival in 2010 and was nominated in the Best Film category.


The BFI described it as ‘a brilliantly calibrated drama of the needling irritations of staying in close quarters with your relatives. It’s as evocative of the windswept, subtropical beauty of the Scilly Isles as it is of atmospheres you could cut with a knife’.


Essentially a study of a middle-class English family on a fractious holiday, the BFI suggested that ‘5 Go Bickering Again’ might have been an appropriate alternative title.


The complete list is:

The Manxman (1929)

The Edge of the World (1937)

The Spy in Black (1939)

And Then There Were None (1945)

I Know Where I’m Going (1945)

Whisky Galore (1949)

Cul-de-sac (1966)

The Wicker Man (1973)

The Others (2001)

Archipelago (2010)

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