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Country: UNITED KINGDOM, BELGIUM, IRELAND
Run Time: 97 minutes
Sarah is a soft-spoken, widowed, single mother of two with a tendency to let others walk all over her. When the police tell her to stop pestering them about her husband’s unsolved murder, she does. Visibly exhausted and struggling, as well as desperate to help her son who hasn’t spoken since witnessing his father’s stabbing, she takes the bitter judgement of others without much pushback. One fateful night, Tito—a drug dealer on the run from the local kingpin—decides to hide himself and his stash in Sarah’s home, offering her a cut of his stolen goods. Although she could use the extra money, she worries about her family’s safety and stability. It’s only when Tito threatens violence that Sarah is forced to confront the harsh underworld of her Northern Ireland town. What begins as a domestic drama, A GOOD WOMAN IS HARD TO FIND swiftly transforms into an exuberant, yet gritty, crime thriller that pushes a mother on her last nerve to take matters into her own hands—even if that means dirtying them in the process. — D.O.
Tower City Cinemas
Saturday, April 04, 2020 at 11:30 PM ET
Sunday, April 05, 2020 at 12:20 PM ET
Accessibility (?): No closed captions, audio description, English subtitles
International Narrative Competition