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MOST BEAUTIFUL ISLAND

by Ana Asensio

synopsis

"Most Beautiful Island" is a psychological thriller examining the plight of undocumented female immigrants hoping to make a life in New York. Shot on Super 16 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, unforeseeable extremes. Before her day is done, she inadvertently finds herself a central participant in a cruel game. Lives are placed at risk, while psyches are twisted and broken for the perverse entertainment of a privileged few.

international title: Most Beautiful Island
original title: Most Beautiful Island
country: Spain, United States
year: 2017
genre: fiction
directed by: Ana Asensio
film run: 80'
screenplay: Ana Asensio
cast: Ana Asensio, Natasha Romanova, David Little, Nicholas Tucci, Larry Fessenden, Caprice Benedetti, Anna Myrha, Ami Sheth, Miriam A. Hyman, Sara Visser
cinematography by: Noah Greenberg
film editing: Carl Ambrose, Francisco Bello
art director: Almitra Corey
costumes designer: Veronica Cardenas
music: Jeffery Alan Jones
producer: Ana Asensio, Larry Fessenden, Noah Greenberg, Chadd Harbold, Jenn Wexler
production: Glass Eye Pix (US), Palomo Films (US)

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