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After her decision to end an unwanted pregnancy, 34-year-old Bridget (Kelly O’Sullivan, who also wrote the script) reluctantly agrees to nanny the bright and rambunctious six-year-old Frances (newcomer Ramona Edith-Williams). With no time to recover, Bridget forges ahead with strength and sarcasm, forming an unexpected bond with the young girl and her two moms.
“Kelly O’Sullivan’s “Saint Frances” is exactly the kind of movie that patriarchal Hollywood has been conspiring to suppress all these years: one that takes a range of experiences — from menstruation to abortion to lesbian marriage — and confronts them head-on, not as scandalous, but as aspects of life that demand examination.” Peter DeBruge, Variety
2019 SXSW Film Festival Audience Award in the Narrative Feature Competition and a Special Jury Recognition for Breakthrough Voice.
Director: Alex Thompson
Screenwriter: Kelly O’Sullivan
Producer: James Choi, Pierce Cravens, Ian Keiser, Eddie Linker, Raphael Nash
Cinematographer: Nate Hurtsellers
Editor: Alex Thompson
Music: Quinn Tsan
Cast: Kelly O’Sullivan, Ramona Edith-Williams, Lily Mojekwu, Charin Alvarez, Jim True-Frost
2019 | USA | 101 min