Most Beautiful Island


"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.

Year:  2017
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre:  Drama, Thriller
Screening Section: Narrative Feature Competition
Screening Category: Narrative Feature
Country: Spain, United States
Language: English
Runtime: 80 mins

Ana Asensio

Director Bio

Ana Asensio is an international actress, writer and director from Spain, living in New York. She has acted in Spanish TV drama series and independent films, produced and starred in award-winning plays, and adapted a Spanish best-selling novel into a one-woman show. "Most Beautiful Island" is her first feature film as a writer/director.


Director:  Ana Asensio
Executive Producer:  Peter Phok, Jose Maria Garcia, Ahmet Bilgen, Selim Cevikel, Christopher Todd, Gill Holland
Producer:  Jenn Wexler, Chadd Harbold, Larry Fessenden, Noah Greenberg, Ana Asensio
Screenwriter: Ana Asensio
Cinematographer: Noah Greenberg
Editor: Francisco Bello
Production Designer: Almitra Corey
Sound Designer: Jeffery Alan Jones
Music: Jeffery Alan Jones
Principal Cast: Ana Asensio, Natasha Romanova, David Little, Nicholas Tucci, Larry Fessenden, Caprice Benedetti


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