Most Beautiful Island – Winner of the SXSW 2017 Grand Jury Prize (November 1)

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Most Beautiful Island – Winner of the SXSW 2017 Grand Jury Prize (November 1)

November 1, 2017

An undocumented immigrant struggling to begin a new life in New York City is offered a great opportunity, but as day turns to night, she discovers she’s been lured into a dangerous game. Winner of the SXSW Grand Jury Prize.


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, the film 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.


Critic Quotes:

“A short, stressful, and utterly spellbinding debut that transforms the immigrant experience into the stuff of an early Polanski psychodrama, Ana Asensio’s Most Beautiful Island is a worthy winner of the SXSW Grand Jury Prize for best narrative feature.” – IndieWire

“An intriguing and slow-burn reinvention of survival horror.” – Austin Chronicle

“…a fascinating and tense low budget film drawn from real life inspiration.” – Film Link



Runtime: 80 minutes

Rating: UR

Director: Ana Asensio

Country: USA

Languages: English



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