The Main 5 Sun, Apr 16, 2023 7:20 PM
The Main 5 Thu, Apr 20, 2023 9:45 PM
Film Info
Guest Attending:Yes
Festival Programs:New American Visions
LGBTQ+ Currents
Release Year:2022
Runtime:110 min
Print Source:IFC Films
Culture & Society
Family Drama
Health & Wellness
Director:Andrea Pallaoro
Producer:Gina Resnick
Eleonora Granata
Christina Dow
Eleonora Granata Jenkinson
Andrea Pallaoro
Cinematographer:Katelin Arizmendi
Screenwriter:Orlando Tirado
Andrea Pallaoro
Editor:Paola Freddi
Principal Cast:Trace Lysette
Patricia Clarkson
Adriana Barraza
Emily Browning
Joshua Close


Writer/director Andrea Pallaoro attending the 7:20pm screening on Sunday, April 16th at The Main Cinema.

Trace Lysette stars as Monica in 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 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. Andrea Pallaoro’s understated film features riveting performances by Trace Lysette (Transparent) and Oscar-nominated actress Patricia Clarkson (Pieces of April).

Director Biography

Born in 1982 in Trento, Italy, Andrea Pallaoro holds an MFA in Film Directing from the California Institute of the Arts. His award-winning films have appeared in festivals around the world and include the short film “Wunderkammer” (2008), Medeas (2013), Hannah (2017) and Monica (2022).