MOST BEAUTIFUL ISLAND

screens with SHORT FILM
LUSCIOUS

MOST BEAUTIFUL ISLAND

NARRATIVE
DIRected by ANA ASENSIO

USA, 2017, English/SPANISH, 80 minutes

SATURDAY, November 11, 2017, 7:15 PM — DESOTO THEATRE

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.

Short film LUSCIOUS screens prior to MOST BEAUTIFUL ISLAND.

Luscious

Directed by Xuecheng Xu, USA, 1:30

Minimally styled illustrations tell the story of a beautiful woman who achieves satisfaction by having a psychedelic, metaphoric, sensual journey during dinner in 1930s Shanghai.