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
This is defiantly horror- especially if you are a woman who’s taken a mysterious gig before. I’ve felt similar fear Turing up to work an unknown event. This was beautifully done.
More of a story about the horror of being an immigrant women then a “horror”. Enjoyed.
Everything she deals with and goes through during her normal life, and then the dread of the unknown challenge ends up being is lot worse than the actual event. At that point it’s like, oh, yeah she can handle this. Liked the beginning a lot.
A hidden gem. it's not a bombastic, but there's real a dynamism throughout and well rounded character development. Also appreciate the film stock used, it emphasised the gritty feel. Congratulations to the lead and director.
Very intriguing and told from a point of view we need to see more of!