Most Beautiful Island 2017: A Film about the Dark Side of the American Dream

Most Beautiful Island 2017
Most Beautiful Island 2017: A Film about the Dark Side of the American Dream
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Most Beautiful Island 2017

Most Beautiful Island 2017 is a American drama film written and directed by Ana Asensio. The film stars Ana Asensio, Natasha Romanova, David Little, Nicholas Tucci, Larry Fessenden and Caprice Benedetti. The film was released on November 3, 2017, by Orion Pictures and Samuel Goldwyn Films.

Most Beautiful Island 2017: A Powerful Provocative Film about the Dark Side of the American Dream

Most Beautiful Island 2017 was extremely well-received at Austin’s SXSW Film Festival where it won Grand Jury Award for Narrative Feature. This eloquent film explores the experiences of Luciana, a recent undocumented immigrant, who has recently arrived from her home land and is just trying to get by in New York. The film focuses on a single day as she takes various odd jobs and then gets invited to work at a mysterious party where she will be extremely well-paid for a single night’s work. The suspense builds towards a truly shocking and deeply disturbing climax. This film shows the truly dark side of the American Dream and the truly disturbing nature of class privilege in a society with huge gaps in class and, therefore, power and privilege.

Most Beautiful Island 2017
Most Beautiful Island 2017 (Source: HeyUGuys)

The story is described as inspired by true events so there may be some exaggeration in the actual climax, but it is still quite powerful and leaves the audience awestruck. Ana Asensio directed, wrote and stars in this fascinating and absorbing film. It is beautiful written, filmed and acted. The tension builds towards the disturbing climax. The American Dream is not always what it seems to be and needs to be re-imagined for our current economic and political realities. I hope the film gets distributed so more people can learn to empathize with the immigrant experience which has sadly become a political punching bag in recent years.

(Author: JustCuriosity – imdb)

Most Beautiful Island 2017: A Dazzler!

Take a bow, Ana Asensio. The Writer-Director-Actor of ‘Most Beautiful Island’, a film that’s likely to surprise and shake you way more than you could imagine. This dazzler is a strong film, that shuns “The Great American Dream’ with ferocity.

Most Beautiful Island 2017‘ Synopsis: An illegal immigrant (Ana Asensio) 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.

‘Most Beautiful Island’ follows a woman’s struggle in the big apple. She babysits children to survive, sells fried chicken dressed up as a chicken to lure NYC’s ruthlessly busy crowd. However, things get worse when she volunteers to attend a ‘party’. What happens at this ‘party’ is something to be witnessed and experienced. The only way I could describe the film’s final act would be in one word: Spellbinding.

Most Beautiful Island 2017
Most Beautiful Island 2017


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Asensio’s Screenplay shows struggle & desperation with excellence. You feel for Luciana, the protagonist, as she hustles & bustles the madness of America’s most ambitious city. Asensio’s Writing depicts the ugliest side of “The Great American Dream”. Asensio’s Direction is powerful, too. She has handled this intense story, with command. Cinematography & Editing, merit a special mention.

Performance-Wise: Its Asensio all the way. The actress delivers a knockout performance from start to end. She takes to the part like a fish takes to water. Its a fully committed, fleshed out performance from an actress we had no clue was all set to surprise us. The rest of the cast lends remarkable support.

On the whole, ‘Most Beautiful Island’ is among the year’s strongest films. Don’t miss it.

(Author: nama chakravorty – imdb)

Most Beautiful Island 2017: An immigrant and dark thrill and Ana Asensio complete package………

This is a different type of movie all together. Not a normal thriller movie of recent time. With lot of mystery it involves the misery of a Spanish immigrant and her struggling life. She suffers to meet her daily needs. She does anything to earn money.

This movie is associated with the dark side of rich people of Newyork city. Along this it also creates an interesting environment and lot of suspense about the torturing process of the rich people. All the way you are not sure what is going to happen next. What violence is going to grab her.

Most Beautiful Island 2017
Most Beautiful Island 2017 (Source: Scream Magazine)

Ana Asensio deserve a lot of credit as she is the writer, director and the central role of the movie. First of all she has written an extraordinary script mixed with sorrow, pain,sufferings,horror and violence. Next she has directed the movie pretty well as the movie starts with the simple story of the immigrant girl but soon reaches it’s pick when the original game of shadows started to flourish. And finally as an actress she has created perfect moves to draw the figure of the emotions and tears of the central role.

Some audience may find the movie a bit harsh as they may find it difficult to tolerate the cruelty of human mind arising from the darkest side of our mind. Some may find it a notorious movie as there are several near nude and seminude scenes in the film. But apart from all this it is an excellent movie of saddest aspect of the immigrant life with a lot of appeal and mystery as well as thrill in it.

(Author: kashidomar – imdb)


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