Written and Directed by Ana Asensio

**Winner: SXSW 2017 – Grand Jury Prize**

See the trailer here.

“An utterly spellbinding debut that transforms the immigrant experience into the stuff of an early Polanski psychodrama.”

David Ehrlich, INDIEWIRE “A high-suspense, dread-infused debut. The movie’s payoff is every bit as delicious as its build-up.”

Peter Debruge, VARIETY

“A highly original spin on the immigrant survival story.”



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.

TRT: 80 min.

Distributor: Orion Pictures and Samuel Goldwyn Films

Director: Ana Asensio

Writer: Ana Asensio

Cast: Ana Asensio, Natasha Romanova, David Little, Nicholas Tucci, Larry Fessenden, Caprice Benedetti

Executive Producers: Peter Phok, Jose Maria Garcia, Ahmet Bilgen, Selim Cevikel, Christopher Todd, Gill Holland

Producers: Jenn Wexler, Chadd Harbold, Larry Fessenden, Noah Greenberg, Ana Asensio

MOST BEAUTIFUL ISLAND Opens This Friday in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Cleveland, Columbus, Orlando, Detroit, Minneapolis