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Monica

Venezia 79 Competition

Director:
Andrea Pallaoro
Production:
Varient Entertainment (Gina Resnick), Solo Five Production (Christina Dow), Melograno Films (Eleonora Granata Jenkinson), Andrea Pallaoro Propaganda Italia (Marina Marzotto, Mattia Oddone), Fenix Entertainment (Riccardo Di Pasquale, Gabriele Oricchio, Antonio Adinolfi) con Rai Cinema e Alacran Pictures (Giorgia Lo Savio)
Running Time:
113’
Language:
English
Country:
USA, Italy
Main Cast:
Trace Lysette, Patricia Clarkson, Adriana Barraza, Emily Browning, Joshua Close
Screenplay:
Andrea Pallaoro, Orlando Tirado
Cinematographer:
Katelin Arizmendi
Editor:
Paola Freddi
Production Designer:
Andrew Clark
Costume Designer:
Patrik Milani
Sound:
Mirko Perri
Note:Age 14+

Synopsis

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.

Director’s Statement

During the past few years my mother’s illness has compelled me to confront my past and the psychological effects of abandonment. Treading between the interior and exterior, the emotional and physical, Monica explores the complexities of self-worth, the deep-rooted consequences of rejection and the lengths we go to heal our wounds.
Through a cinematic language that stems from the juxtaposition of the aesthetics of intimacy and alienation, my creative team and I delved into the emotional and psychological landscape of Monica to reflect the precarious nature of self-identity when challenged by the need to survive and ultimately transform. 

Production/Distribution

PRODUCTION 1: Gina Resnick – Varient Entertainment
8811 Lookout Mountain Ave
90046 – Los Angeles, United States of America
Tel. +1 3106001808
gina@varient.com
http://www.varient.com

PRODUCTION 2: Christina Dow – Solo Five Productions
911 De La Vina Street
93101 – Santa Barbara, United States of America
Tel. +1 3102102405
chrismdow@gmail.com
http://www.solofiveproductions.com

PRODUCTION 3: Eleonora Granata – Melograno Films
17036 Rancho Street
91316 – Los Angeles, United States of America
Tel. + 1 3109904054
melogranofilms@gmail.com

PRODUCTION 4 : Andrea Pallaoro
855 S. Serrano Ave.-Apt. 52ª
90005 – Los Angeles, United States of America
Tel. +1 3109099502
apallaoro@gmail.com

PRODUCTION 5: Marina Marzotto, Mattia Oddone – Propaganda Italia
Via Giacomo Barzellotti, 9
00136 – Roma, Italia
Mob. +39 3381946062
press@propaganda.it
http://www.propaganda.it

PRODUCTION 6: Riccardo Di Pasquale - Fenix Entertainment
Piazzale delle belle arti, 6
00196 – Roma, Italia
Tel. +39 06 77610950
info@fenixent.com
http://www.fenixent.com

PRODUCTION 7: Paolo Del Brocco - Rai Cinema
Piazza Adriana, 12
00193 – Roma, Italia
Tel. +39 0633179601
anna.pomara@raicinema.it
http://www.raicinema.it

PRODUCTION 8: Giorgia Lo Savio - Alacran Pictures
555 Washington Avenue, Suite 220
FL 33139 – Miami Beach, United States of America
Tel. +1 3058747980
production@alacrangroup.com
www.alacrangroup.com

WORLD SALES 1: Brian O’Shea, Nat McCormick – The Exchange
923 Cole Avenue
90038 – Los Angeles, United States of America
Tel. +1 3109353760
info@theexchange.ws
http://www.theexchange.ws

WORLD SALES 2: Rena Ronson, John McGrath – UTA Independent Film Group
Tel. +1 3102736700
filmsales@unitedtalent.com

ITALIAN DISTRIBUTION: Dario Bonazelli – I Wonder Pictures
Via della Zecca, 2
40121 – Bologna, Italia
Mob. +39 3459653129
bonazelli@iwonderpictures.it
http://www.iwonderpictures.it

INTERNATIONAL PRESS OFFICE 1: Steven Raphael – Required Viewing
sterapha@aol.com

INTERNATIONAL PRESS OFFICE 2: Laurent Boyé
Mob. +1 3102207239
laurent@jazopr.com

ITALIAN PRESS OFFICE: Gabriele Barcaro
Mob. +39 3405538425
press@gabrielebarcaro.it


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