My Days of Mercy

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Title: My Days of Mercy
Direction: Tali Shalom-Ezer
Cast: Ellen Page, Kate Mara, Amy Seimetz, Charlie Shotwell, Elias Koteas
Production: Killer Films
Distribution: Great Point Media
Genre: Drama
Duration: 108’
Country: USA
Year: 2017

Festivals: Brisbane (LGBT), Cologne (Homochrom, LGBT), Guadalajara (Premio Maguey, LGBT), Honk Kong (LGBT), Kiev (Molodist), London (BFI Flare, LGBT), Madrid (LesGaiCineMad, LGBT), Melbourne (LGBT), New York (NewFest, LGBT), Palm Spring, Toronto

First showing in Barcelona

Lucy spends her weekends travelling around the Midwest in a battered RV alongside her younger brother Ben and with older sister Martha behind the wheel. Their destination: whichever federal prison is due to execute a death row inmate that night, so that they can join with their fellow protestors and advocate peacefully outside the institution’s walls for the abolition of the death penalty. During one such protest, Lucy’s eye is drawn to Mercy, from the opposite ‘camp’ (people who come and support the executions taking place). When Mercy brazenly flouts the unwritten rule of fraternising with the enemy and approaches the painfully shy Lucy, the scene is set for a heartwrenching love affair that threatens to shatter everything Lucy believes in, but which could ultimately set her free.