Saturday, Jul 28, 2-4 PM

Mujeres de Cine Film Series: Most Beautiful Island

New Orleans Museum of Art
Getting there
1 Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans, LA

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 ABOUT MOST BEAUTIFUL ISLAND 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)