WELCOME TO MERCY

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WORLD PREMIERE

After returning to her family’s native Latvia to mourn her father’s death, American single mother Madaline begins suffering from inexplicable visions and physical scars, all of which point to the gift—or curse, rather—the Holy Stigmata. To seek help, Madaline travels to an island convent and ingratiates herself within the sisterhood of nuns. But much to her detriment, Madaline’s new acquaintances pray to something far more sinister than the Holy Spirit, leading her to realize that those newfound afflictions come from anywhere but Heaven.

Providing an effectively retro spin on modern religious horror, WELCOME TO MERCY utilizes the best sacrilegious genre tropes, everything from evil nuns to weaponized crosses, to weave a powerful story of tested faith and hard-earned redemption. Anchored by a fierce performance from lead actress Kristen Ruhlin, who also wrote the screenplay, WELCOME TO MERCY packs a serious punch. —Matt Barone

Premiere Status
World Premiere

Venue
Nitehawk Cinema

Time
11:45AM

Date
Saturday, October 13

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ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Tommy Bertelsen is an American stage and screen actor and director. He’s a graduate of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA.

FILM INFO

Director: Tommy Bertelsen
Cast: Kristen Ruhlin, Lily Newmark, Eileen Davies
Producer: Darren Goldberg, Cary Granat, Ed Jones, Joel Michaely, Igor Pronin, Yulia Zayceva
Screenwriter: Kristen Ruhlin
Year: 2018
Runtime: 104 Min
Country: USA
Language: English
Section: General

 

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