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Monica

Monica

Drama | English

Company

The Exchange


Cast & Crew

Director

Andrea Pallaoro

Producers

Christina Dow, Eleonora Granata, Marina Marzotto, Gina Resnick, Christina Sibul, Karen Tenkhoff

Writers

Andrea Pallaoro, Orlando Tirado

Cast

Trace Lysette, Patricia Clarkson, Anna Paquin, Adrian Barraza


Synopsis

Monica is the intimate and moving portrait of a transgender woman (Lysette) living in Los Angeles who must return home to Ohio for the first time in over 20 years to care for her dying mother, Eugenia (Clarkson). While staying in her childhood home, Monica must heal the wounds of her past with Eugenia and her brother, Paul. She forges her own path of forgiveness and acceptance forming new relationships along the way with her sister-in-law, Laura (Paquin), as well as her niece and nephews. Exploring the universal themes of aging and beauty,rejection and alienation, Monica begins to reconstruct the mosaic of her life, recognizing herself as a whole person, stronger through pain and joy, both able to give and receive love.


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