( 2022, USA, Italia, 113')
After a very long time, trans woman Monica visits her family home in Ohio, which she left years before. The occasion is a visit to her ill mother, and to the rest of the family as well. To meet her mother again means, for Monica, a journey through pain and fear, needs and desire, all the way to finding the strength to heal her wounds. A journey into the soul of a woman that faces universal themes such as abandonment and acceptance, redemption and forgiveness.
Andrea Pallaoro (b. 1982) is an Italian director and screenwriter. He has been living in America for twenty years. A graduate of the California Institute of Arts, Pallaoro debuted as a director in 2008 with the short movie Wunderkammer. In 2013, he directed his first feature film, Medeas, which was presented at Orizzonti and was met with critical praise. In 2018, his movie Hannah was in the main competition at the Venice Film Festival; the film starred Charlotte Rampling and earned the actress a Coppa Volpi for Best Actress. In 2019, Pallaoro was a jury member for Orizzonti.