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MOST BEAUTIFUL ISLAND

  • Oloman Next Door 10225 Joseph Campau Avenue Hamtramck, MI, 48212 (map)

DIR Ana Asensio | Spain/US | 2017 | 80 min

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. Before her day is done, she inadvertently finds herself a central participant in a cruel game where lives are placed at risk, and psyches are twisted and broken for the perverse entertainment of a privileged few. Grand Jury Award, Best Narrative Feature, 2017 SXSW Film Festival.

Earlier Event: February 15
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Later Event: March 1
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