"This film adaptation is directed by Sydney Sibilia, who has flexed his muscles with I CAN QUIT WHENEVER I WANT trilogy, and stars Elio Germano as Giorgio the idealist. Starting in medias res, in the snow-covered Strasbourg, we are introduced to the scenes where Giorgio seeks legal help from Council of Europe to secure his state's autonomy, the far-outness of Giorgio's plea is so incredible, and ROSE ISLAND does crank up the story's comical value, but founders to examine Giorgio and his co.'s habitus under a larger societal pattern, viz. The flower power. We get glimpses of the monochromatic footage of May '68, but what is the connexion between it and Giorgio's spectacular whimsy?"read my full review on my blog: cinema omnivore.