• Saturday 28 April

    h. 21.00


    Italian subtitles


    Original language (English)

  • Directed by Tali Shalom Ezer, USA 2017, 103’



Sisters Lucy (Ellen Page) and Martha Morrow (Amy Seimetz) are regular attendees at state executions across the Midwest, where they demonstrate in favour of abolishing the death penalty. At one such event, Lucy spots Mercy (Kate Mara), daughter of a police officer whose partner was killed by a man about to receive a lethal injection. Mercy is there with father and mother to celebrate justice served. Lucy and Mercy could be bitter enemies, yet they share an undeniable connection. Their relationship grows from hostility to curiosity to intense, physical passion. In the beginning of the story, there’s not an evident reason why Lucy and her sister Martha are so involved in this struggle against death penalty, their choice just looks like a political one. But eventually Lucy must confess her reasons for getting involved in the cause: her own father (Elias Koteas) was convicted for his wife murder, and now waits on death row. Can Lucy and Mercy overcome their intense differences, or will these differences consume them?