My Days of Mercy

Monday, June 4, 2018, 21:00 Cinematheque 3 Tickets
Saturday, June 9, 2018, 16:30 Cinematheque 1 Tickets

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My Days of Mercy
Director: Tali Shalom-Ezer
Production: Christine Vachon, David Hinojosa, Ellen Page, Kate Mara
Cast: Ellen Page, Kate Mara
U.S., 2017, 103 min., English with Hebrew subtitles

Toronto International Film Festival 2017 – World Premiere
Guadalajara International Film Festival 2018 – Best Actress Award, Ellen Page
BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival 2018 – Opening Film

Lucy and Martha travel the western United States, regularly attending demonstrations against the death penalty in the hope of a reprieve for their father, who awaits the lethal injection for having murdered their mother. At one demonstration, Lucy notices Mercy, the daughter of a police officer whose partner was killed by a criminal. A single glance leads to a surprising, powerful, and passionate relationship between the two women. Will their young, eager love be able to conquer the ideological rift between them?
While dealing with a complex issue such as the death penalty, Tali Shalom-Ezer nonetheless succeeds in depicting a challenging love story, with the help of two excellent leading ladies delivering multi-faceted performances.