An Exquisite Task. 2020. USA. Directed by Beck Underwood. 5 min.
“A vintage doll, a mysterious barn spirit and some mischievous farm critters come together in this stop-motion short about motherhood, creativity, and letting go” (Beck Underwood)
Most Beautiful Island. 2017. USA. Written and directed by Ana Asensio. With Asensio, Natasha Romanova, David Little. DCP. 80 min.
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at SXSW, Ana Asensio’s psychological thriller has more on its mind than simple twists and chills. It also follows a day in the life of an undocumented immigrant woman in New York—a day from hell, it turns out, as she flees her dark past while being compelled to satisfy the perverse indignities, cruelties, and whims of the rich and entitled. As the writer, director, producer, and star of the film, the Spanish-born Asensio is a true microbudget indie auteur, her Most Beautiful Island, with its prying, almost ethnographic Super 16 photography by Noah Greenberg, likened in many reviews to the films of a young Roman Polanski. Courtesy Samuel Goldwyn Films