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“MOST BEAUTIFUL ISLAND” trailer reveals the dark side of New York City

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

Starting as a character drama and ending as a truly unnerving psychological chiller, MOST BEAUTIFUL ISLAND sees release in November following an acclaimed festival run. The official trailer has just been released.

A Glass Eye Pix production that includes Larry Fessenden among its producing team, MOST BEAUTIFUL ISLAND will be released to select theaters November 3 by Orion Pictures and Samuel Goldwyn Films. It was written and directed by Ana Asensio, who also stars in a story inspired by her own real-life experiences. The synopsis: “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 [Asensio], 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.” Natasha Romanova, David Little, Nicholas Tucci, Fessenden and Caprice Benedetti also star.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.