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Mujeres de Cine Film Series: Most Beautiful Island

Sat, July 28th, 2018 at 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Created in 2010 with the purpose of boosting and spreading Spanish films and shorts made by women, Mujeres de Cine is made possible by SPAIN arts & culture. Four films will be screened as matinees at 2 pm on select Saturdays between July 14 and August 25.

Saturday, July 14, 2 pm: Dancing Beethoven, directed by Arantxa Aguirre
Saturday, July 28, 2 pm: Most Beautiful Island, directed by Ana Asensio
Saturday, August 11, 2 pm: Júlia 1st, directed by Elena Martin
Saturday, August 25, 2 pm: Summer 1993, directed by Carla Simón


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, the film 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. (Not rated | 2017 | 1 hour, 20 minutes | Watch the trailer)


Sat, July 28th, 2018
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM