Most Beautiful Island
Directed by Ana Asensio
MOST BEAUTIFUL ISLAND is a psychological thriller set in the world of undocumented female immigrants hoping to make a life in New York City. Shot on Super 16mm with an intimate, voyeuristic sensibility, MOST BEAUTIFUL ISLAND chronicles one harrowing day in the life of Luciana, a young immigrant woman struggling to make ends meet while striving to escape her past. As Luciana's day unfolds, she is whisked, physically and emotionally, through a series of troublesome and unforeseeable extremes. Before her day is done, she inadvertently finds herself a central participant in a cruel game where lives are placed at risk, and psyches are twisted and broken for the perverse entertainment of a privileged few.
An undocumented woman struggling in NYC is offered an opportunity she can’t refuse, but soon discovers she’s involved in a dangerous game.
Cast: Ana Asensio, Natasha Romanova, Nicholas Tucci, Larry Fassenden, Caprice Benedetti
Compared to the usual garbage on Shudder, this was pretty good. At least it looked professional and the acting was good.
The film is a slow burn but I’m not certain if the pay off was worth the wait. I may need more time to reflect on the ending. However, I can say Ana Asensio was excellent and she held my gaze through out the entire film. I am interested in seeing more of her work. All in all, I enjoyed the film.
3 out 5 it wasn't a bad movie. I sat here in my car and watch the whole movie it's cold here tonight 10*21*19
Great tension! Really loved the kitchen sink realism in the beginning and the ice cream...