This screening is part of Cinema in the City. FACT’s experiential film programme features the best of independent cinema screened in unexpected and unique locations. Ahead of each film screening, attendees are treated to a screening of short films from emerging filmmakers from across the North West.
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 and the rest of her family for the first time since leaving as a teenager, Monica 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.
Co-written and directed by Andrea Pallaoro, Monica stars Trace Lysette, Patricia Clarkson and Emily Browning in what is set to be one of the best performances of 2023.
Attendees will be treated to short film Betty and Jean (2023) directed by Elinor Randle before the main feature begins.
Doors: 18:00. Screening: 19:00.