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Grand Jury Award ~ Narrative Feature
South by Southwest
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'Most Beautiful Island' summons viewers into its seductive web, lashing out with teeth-grinding tension when you least expect it.
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Most Beautiful Island

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, 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 finds herself a central participant in a cruel game where lives are put at risk and psyches are twisted and broken for the perverse entertainment of a privileged few.

Played at

Music Hall, 11.03.17 - 11.09.17
Rated NR
Web Site: https://www.samuel...
Runtime: 80 min
Language: English
Cast: David Little, Natasha Romanova

Awards:
  • Winner, Grand Jury Award ~ Narrative Feature, South by Southwest
FEATURED REVIEW: David Ehrlich, Indiewire
<span style="" >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, and &...