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  •   Andrea Pallaoro
  •   United States, Italy

cineMonica is the intimate portrait of a woman who returns home to the Midwest for the first time in 20 years to care for her dying mother. Uncertain if her mother will recognize her, Monica moves into her childhood home, hoping to heal the wounds of the past and forge a new path of forgiveness and acceptance. Exploring the universal thematic dichotomies of aging and beauty, rejection and alienation, the film details Monica’s world and state of mind—the pain and fear, the needs and desires—of a woman whose journey ultimately illuminates the human condition. With a gentle grace and guardedness that veils a history of hurt, Trace Lysette (Transparent) shines as Monica, complemented by Patricia Clarkson’s frail mother fiercely facing death.

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Special Guests

Scheduled to attend: Director Andrea Pallaoro


International Competition Patron

Jacolyn and John Bucksbaum Family Foundation

Cultural Support

Consulate General of ItalyLogo: Italian Cultural Institute - 200x100Logo: Cinecittà 288x60

Event Information

Saturday, October 15, 2022

  •   113 minutes
AMC River East 21
322 E Illinois St
Chicago, IL 60611 United States


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