Transgender actress Trace Lysette stars in Monica as a woman who returns home to the Midwest to care for her dying mother whom she hasn’t seen in years.
Also starring in the film are Patricia Clarkson, Adriana Barraza, Emily Browning, Joshua Close.
Directed by Andrea Pallaoro, Monica had its world premiere at the 79th Venice International Film Festival, and opens in theaters on May 12, 2023.
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 (Patricia Clarkson) and the rest of her family for the first time since leaving as a teenager, Monica (Trace Lysette) 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.
Watch the official trailer for Monica.