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1 hr. 14 min.

Plot Summary
Francine is released from prison and settles down in a small town. She is unable to regain a foothold in society and turns to animals for comfort.

Cast: Melissa Leo , Barbara Sebring-Forman , Keith Leonard , Victoria Charkut ,

Directors: Brian M. Cassidy , Melanie Shatzky

Genres: Drama

Francine (2012)

Release Date: January 1st, 2012|1 hr. 14 min.

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  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    A minimalist, image-based character study that is almost impossibly fragile and yet emotionally robust, Francine is a legitimate discovery. show more

  • 60
    Ian Buckwalter NPR

    At times Francine feels like a documentary as well, an intimate observational work in the mode of Frederick Wiseman or the Maysles brothers, where the omnipresence of the camera puts the characters so at ease that they reveal subtle moments of character that they might otherwise hide out of self-consciousness. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Melissa Leo plays her without inflection, giving us no instructions about what our opinion should be. It is a brave performance, an act of empathy with a sad woman. show more

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