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Saint Frances

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  • Director: Alex Thompson
  • Producer(s): Edwin Linker, James Choi, Haroula Rose Spyropoulos, Roger Welp
  • Screenwriter(s): Kelly O'Sullivan
  • Main Cast: Kelly O'Sullivan, Ramona Edith-Williams
  • Country: USA
  • Language(s): English
  • Year: 2019

Saint Frances is a compassionate and charming comedy-drama – which provides a departure from prototypical female characterizations on film – and an unlikely analysis of being a mother (or choosing not to be). Facing an unplanned pregnancy and in search of a new job, Bridget is forced to begin nannying for precocious six-year-old Frances, forming an unexpected bond with the child and forging a dynamic that delivers clarity to Bridget’s notions of the self. Non-judgemental in its portrayal of femininity, the film is quietly transgressive in its exploration of family and the female body, and compelling in its on-screen representation of a woman’s right to choose. RG

Audience Award Winner - Narrative Feature Competition, SXSW, 2019

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The Gate Cinema Cork City
The Gate Cinema, North Main Street
Cork City, Cork T12 KN88 Ireland
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