• My Days of Mercy

    Directed by Tali Shalom-Ezer
    US/UK | 107 minutes | US Premiere | The Gay! La Hers

  • My Days of Mercy

    Directed by Tali Shalom-Ezer
    US/UK | 107 minutes | US Premiere | The Gay! La Hers

  • My Days of Mercy

    Directed by Tali Shalom-Ezer
    US/UK | 107 minutes | US Premiere | The Gay! La Hers

  • My Days of Mercy

    Directed by Tali Shalom-Ezer
    US/UK | 107 minutes | US Premiere | The Gay! La Hers

Two young women (Ellen Page and Kate Mara, both superb) on opposite sides of the US death-penalty debate become lovers, putting themselves at risk of familial ostracism. Tali Shalom-Ezer’s disarming, intelligent and surprisingly subtle work is observational drama at its finest.

Schedule

January 11, 2018 5:45 PM Annenberg Theater Tickets not available
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January 12, 2018 10:30 AM Regal Cinemas Tickets not available
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film synopsis

Israeli director Tali Shalom-Ezer netted the Best Israeli Film award at the Jerusalem Film Festival in 2014 for her debut, Princess. Her intelligent and disarming sophomore drama—her first American feature—offers stellar performances from Ellen Page and Kate Mara as friends-turned-lovers trying to negotiate some common ground despite standing on opposite sides of the US death-penalty debate. With her father on death row for the murder of her mother (he says he’s innocent), Lucy (Page) and her siblings have made a habit of traveling the Midwest to protest the death penalty at execution vigils. At one such event, Lucy tentatively befriends pro-death-penalty advocate Mercy (Mara) and a torrid sexual relationship is soon underway, putting both at risk of familial ostracism. Shalom-Ezer’s subtle guidance is evident throughout, elevating the human story at the heart of her tale and never stooping to preach about the complex issue surrounding it.

film details

Country: US/UK
Year: 2017
Running Time: 107 minutes
Premiere Status: US Premiere
Language: English
Director: Tali Shalom-Ezer
Producers: Ellen Page, Kate Mara, Christine Vachon, David Hinojosa
Principal Cast: Ellen Page, Kate Mara
Cinematographers: Radek Ladczuk
Editor: Einat Glaser-Zarhin
Music: Michael Brook
Screenwriter: Joe Barton

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