Most Beautiful Island

 

In this intense, shocking, taut psychological thriller, Luciana, an illegal immigrant living in New York City, finds herself incredibly cash strapped and out of options.  Out of desperation, she accepts a mysterious offer from a fellow undocumented immigrant; what she is called on to do brings her in to contact with the depth of human depravity.   This is the rare genre thriller which is helmed by a female director, who also happens to be the screenwriter and the star.  Ana Asensio is indeed a talent to be watched.

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at SXSW.