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Release Date: September 12th, 2012

Not Yet Rated|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

Director: Brian Cassidy, Melanie Shatzky

Genres: Drama

Ratings & Reviews

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  • 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

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

  • 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

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