CLEMENCY

By Chinonye CHUKWU

PARADIGM TALENT AGENCY (LOS ANGELES) - as SALES All rights, World / CONS

Drama - Completed 2019


Festivals
& Awards

Sundance Film Festival 2019
U.S. Dramatic Competition
Toronto - TIFF 2019
Gala Presentations U.S. Dramatic Grand Jury Prize
    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 3 - 5 M$
    • Duration
    • 113 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Chinonye CHUKWU
    • Writer(s)
    • Chinonye CHUKWU
    • Producer(s)
    • Bronwyn CORNELIUS, Julian CAUTHERLEY, Peter WONG, Timur BEKBOSUNOV
    • Synopsis
    • How do you salvage your marriage when you are struggling to salvage your soul, your sense of self, and your sense of right and wrong? Bernadine Williams (Alfre Woodard) is a prison warden who, over the years, has been drifting away from her husband while dutifully carrying out executions in a maximum security prison. When she strikes up a unique bond with death-row inmate Anthony Woods (Aldis Hodge), a layer of emotional skin is peeled back, forcing Bernadine to confront the complex—and often contradictory—relationship between good intentions, unrequited desires, and what it means to be sanctioned to kill.