Monica

Directed by:

Andrea Pallaoro (Hannah, Medeas)

Written by:

Andrea Pallaoro & Orlando Tirado (Hannah, Medeas)

Produced by:

Christina Dow (Hannah),  Eleonora Granata (Medeas), Marina Marzotto (5 is the Perfect Number), Gina Resnick(Thirteen Conversations About One Thing, Medeas), Christina Sibul (Thirteen), Karen Tenkhoff (The Motorcycle Diaries)

STARRING

Trace Lysette (Hustlers, Amazon’s Transparent), Academy Award-Nominee Patricia Clarkson (The Station Agent, Pieces of April, HBO’s Sharp Objects), Emily Browning (Starz’s American Gods, Sucker Punch, Legend), Academy Award-Nominee Adriana Barraza (Babel, Amores Perros)

Monica is the intimate and moving portrait of a woman (Lysette) living in Los Angeles who returns to her small Ohio home town for the first time in over 20 years to care for her dying mother, Eugenia (Clarkson). While staying in her childhood home, Monica must heal the wounds of her past with Eugenia and her brother, Paul. She forges her own path of forgiveness and acceptance by forming new relationships along the way with her sister-in-law, Laura (Browning), her mother’s caregiver, Leticia (Barraza), as well as her niece and nephews. Exploring the universal themes of aging and beauty, rejection and alienation, Monica begins to reconstruct the mosaic of her life, recognizing herself as a whole person, stronger through pain and joy, both able to give and receive love.