Screen can exclusively reveal the first trailer for Andrea Pallaoro’s Monica, starring Patricia Clarkson and Trace Lysette, which premieres in competition at the 79th Venice Film Festival (August 31 - September 10).

The US-Italian drama follows a trans woman, played by Lysette whose previous credits include Hustlers and Prime Video’s Transparent, returning home to care for her dying mother, played by Clarkson. Emily Browning also stars. 

Lead producers are Varient Entertainment, Solo Five Production and Melograno Films while The Exchange is handling sales. 

This is Pallaoro’s third feature film. His previous two projects, 2017’s Hannah and 2013’s Medeas, also screened at Venice with the former picking up the festival’s Volpi Cup for Charlotte Rampling and a César nomination for best foreign film.

The first poster for the film has also been revealed, see below.

'Monica' poster

Source: The Exchange

‘Monica’ poster