I am wrapping up my last film for the Fantasia International Film Festival with Most Beautiful Island. This film was shown on July 22nd and is a drama thriller. Did my last film for the festival live up to the hype of the rest of the amazing films I watched? Find out!
Most Beautiful Island was directed, written, and stars Ana Asensio. Along with her, the film also stars Natasha Romanova, David Little, Caprice Benedetti, and more.
This story is a chilling portrait of an undocumented young woman’s struggle for survival as she finds redemption from a tortured past in a dangerous game.
Most Beautiful Island was a pleasant surprise. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but the premise sounded interesting enough. The story started out slowly, and I kept waiting for more to happen. No worries though, because it picked up and then became a thrilling and enjoyable experience.
Ana Asensio is talented on and off the screen. Her character, Luciana, annoyed the hell out of me at first. She was needy and always seem to rely on or blame other people for her problems. However, she switched gears towards the end and kicked major ass when it counted the most – coming face to face with fear.
Speaking of the ending, I totally didn’t see that coming. It seemed like forever when trying to figure out what “game” she would be playing and once I did, I wanted to run out the door with her. It was incredibly intense and a total mind fuck. For the record, I would pussy out right away.
Overall, Most Beautiful Island had a slow build, but the ending totally made up for it. I loved how they went about it and I could even see a sequel happening. I’m glad this is the last one I’m reviewing for Fantasia International Film Festival, and can’t wait til next year!