GCPH Screening: Saint Frances (2019)

GCPH Screening: Saint Frances (2019)

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Grassmarket Community Centre

86 Candlemaker Row

Edinburgh

EH1 2QA

United Kingdom

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Bridget, a thirty-something meandering through life, gets a job as a nanny for a precocious kid called Frances.

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Bridget is a typical US educated thirty-something without a clear career plan. She has drifted through her twenties and now finds herself in a dead-end relationship, trying to find some kind of meaning in her life. When she applies to be the nanny to a power lesbian couple and their young, precocious daughter Frances, her life in limbo, rubs up against a different conception of womanhood. Discovering she is pregnant, Bridget is left having to make a number of awkward decisions just as her life seems to be reshaping itself.

This punkishly inventive black comedy of manners, takes a sideways look at what constitutes a modern American idea of womanhood. Boldly mixing whimsy and cynicism to get at some essential truths of the contemporary moment, this is a wonderful and deceptively complex character study.

NOTES: (15) strong language, drug use, sex, sex references and abortion themes.

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