Director: Andrea Pallaoro Run Time: 113 min. Release Year: 2023
Starring: Adriana Barraza, Emily Browning, Joshua Close, Patricia Clarkson, Trace Lysette
Monica is an intimate portrait of a woman who, for the first time in 20 years, returns home to the Midwest to take care of her ailing mother. Through the themes of abandonment, aging, rejection, acceptance and forgiveness, we get to know Monica and her world made of pain, fear but also courage. A journey through the needs and desires of a woman who opens a cognitive look at the human condition.
Andrea Pallaoro is an Italian film director and screenwriter. Hannah, his second feature and the first of an intended trilogy of films centering on a female lead, premiered at the 74th Venice Film Festival and proceeded to win numerous awards including the Coppa Volpi for Charlotte Rampling, who performed as the leading character, the award for Best Cinematography at the 53rd Chicago International Film Festival, and a César Nomination for best foreign film.