AWL_011 – Francine (USA/CAN, 2012)
USA/CAN, 2012 / 74 min, English
Melissa Leo gives a fierce, but restrained performance as Francine, a woman struggling to find her place in a poor lakeside town after leaving behind a life in prison. Taking a series of jobs working with animals, Francine turns away others and instead seeks intimacy in the most unlikely of places. Gritty, elliptical, and voyeuristic, Francine is a portrait of a near-silent misfit and her fragile first steps in an unfamiliar world. NL Premiere.