Monica is coming to a Cineworld near you for one day on December 17!

606 Distribution is thrilled to share that critically acclaimed drama MONICA will be coming to over 90 Cineworld cinemas on 17th December.

Following celebrating the film’s world premiere at the 79th Venice International Film Festival, the film recieved critial acclaim for both its performances and subject matter. With IndieWire praising that it “raises the bar for trans stories onscreen” and The Daily Beast hailing MONICA as “the most important film you can see this year”.

Recently, in the build up to the UK cinema release on the 15th December, MONICA recieved futher critical praise with The Guardian saying “Lysette is excellent … in Andrea Pallaoro’s intelligently crafted film” echoed by City AM calling it a “Subtly heartbreaking family drama”.

The film boasts and incredble cast starring Trace Lysette (Hustlers, Transparent), Oscar nominee Patricia Clarkson (The Station Agent, Pieces of April, Sharp Objects), Emily Browning (American Gods, The Affair, Golden Exits), Joshua Close (Killers of the flower moon, Fargo) and Oscar nominee Adriana Barraza (Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, Babel, Amores Perros).

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.

Speaking about his inspiration for the film Director Andrea Pallaoro said: “During the past few years my mother’s illness has compelled me to confront my past and the psychological effects of abandonment. Tr eading 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.”

MONICA is showing in UK & Irish Cinemas now and will be screening at over 90 Cineworld locations on 17th December.