MOST BEAUTIFUL ISLAND
An undocumented immigrant accepts a mysterious, but lucrative job. She’s provided with no instructions until it’s too late to pull out.
Ana Asensio’s MBI is one of many films this year that exploit genre to reflect social realities. Shot in cinéma vérité style, she chronicles a day in the life of her heroine with three different jobs. Things get radical at her last gig, organised for a decadent elite who have paid handsomely to watch perverse “entertainment”. MBI is a chilling portrait of the shadow world of destitute migrants, striving to stay in America at any cost. No blood, no gore, but difficult to emerge unaffected.
Tuesday, 19 september, 6 p.m. at the Star St-Ex
Thursday, 21 september, 2 p.m. at the Star St-Ex
Sunday, 24 september, 2 p.m. at the Star
Country: Spain, USA
Version: in English, subtitled in French
Cast & Credits
Director: Ana Asensio
Producer: Larry Fessenden
Scenario: Ana Asensio
Cinematographer: Noah Greenberg
Editor: Francisco Bello
Music: Jeffery Alan Jones
Actors: Ana Asensio, Natasha Romanova, David Little