Run Time: 113 min.
Opens: May 19, 2023
Starring: Trace Lysette. Patricia Clarkson, Emily Browning, Joshua Close, Adriana Barraza
Director: Andrea Pallaoro
Screenplay: Andrea Pallaoro, Orlando Tirado
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MONICA is an intimate portrait of a woman who returns home after a long absence to confront the wounds of her past. Reconnecting with her mother (Patricia Clarkson) and the rest of her family for the first time since leaving as a teenager, Monica (Trace Lysette) embarks on a path of healing and acceptance. The film delves into Monica’s internal world and state of mind, her pain and fears, her needs and desires, to explore the universal themes of abandonment and forgiveness.
“A quiet, heartfelt, and beautifully nuanced drama that feels unique and universal.”– Peter Sobczynski, RogerEbert.com
“‘Monica’ raises the bar for trans stories onscreen, and Lysette takes her rightful place as its muse.”– Jude Dry, indieWire