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Francine

2012

"Leo gives an absolutely devastating performance in this elliptical, mesmerizing microbudget drama." - New York Magazine, Critics Pick After years of incarceration, a quiet, lonely woman, Francine (Academy Award® winner Melissa Leo), is released to start a new life in a small, rural town. But despite opportunities for warmth and connection, her years of “rehabilitation” have left her with little ability to create relationships and happiness, finding her only solace in her connections with animals. What happens when a second chance isn’t enough? Written and Directed by BRIAN M. CASSIDY & MELANIE SHATZKY Produced by JOSHUA BLUM & KATIE STERN Cinematography by BRIAN M. CASSIDY Starring: MELISSA LEO, MARIETTA HANLEY, BRENDAN BURKE, ROBERT J. MEREDITH, DANICA BRODEHEAD Festivals: BERLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, SXSW, BAMCINEMAFEST, BUENOS AIRES FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE, SARASOTA FILM FESTIVAL, CPH:PIX, INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL OF BOSTON, and MARYLAND INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL Press "Francine feels like a documentary in the mode of Frederick Wiseman or the Maysles brothers." - Ian Buckwalter, NPR "Spellbindingly unsentimental character study." - Keith Uhlich, Critics Pick, Time Out New York

Francine eventually abandons its opacity for queasy-making cruelty.
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