Andrea Pallaoro’s Beautifully Rendered Monica Portrays a Trans Woman’s Return to Her Terminally Ill Mother

And shows the power of slow cinema

By Kayla McCulloch

After seeing Monica, the new film by Italian writer-director Andrea Pallaoro, I’m sure opinions will be divided. Shot in a narrow aspect ratio and composed almost entirely of static shots, Monica could be dismissed as a chilly exercise in rigid formalism...

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