The Dutch filmmaker’s first English language outing is an intense and sensitive account of the trials of a young woman disfigured with acid by her ex-boyfriend. A heartrending portrait of incredible resilience.
Jade, a young London mother, leaves the hospital. The doctors seem pleased with her progress. But how can she face daily life with a two-year-old when she’s been the victim of an acid attack by her ex-boyfriend? Heartrending and often hard to watch, Sacha Polak’s film opens a window onto a tragic reality. Using camera work reminiscent of Andrea Arnold’s and a stripped-down, intense mise-en-scène, the Dutch filmmaker captures her heroine’s plight with infinite tenderness. In the role of...
IRELAND, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Belgium
| 105 minutes | 2019
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