On May 8, Road Games director Abner Pastoll’s sophomore feature A GOOD WOMAN IS HARD TO FIND, starring Sarah Bolger (“Mayans M.C.”) will be premiering in Film Movement’s Virtual Cinema (now, with more than 300 partners throughout North America). It’ll also be available day-and-date On Demand and digital.
Set in the underbelly of Northern Ireland, A GOOD WOMAN IS HARD TO FIND follows Sarah (Sarah Bolger, “Mayans M.C.,” The Spiderwick Chronicles, Emelie), struggling as a single mother, desperate to discover who brutally murdered her husband in front of her young son, Ben (Rudy Doherty), rendering him mute. Dismissing the crime as thugs killing each other, the police haven’t done a thing to help, and Sarah’s very much on edge. One day, after being coerced into helping a low-life drug dealer (Andrew Simpson, Notes on a Scandal) stash narcotics stolen from the neighborhood kingpin (Edward Hogg, White Lightnin), she’s forced into taking drastic action to protect her children, evolving from downtrodden submissive to take-charge vigilante.
Following its UK premiere at FrightFest, where it captured five awards including “Best Film” and “Best Actor,” and its US Premiere at L.A.’s Screamfest, where Bolger won “Best Actress,” A GOOD WOMAN IS HARD TO FIND, a dynamic thriller, with its finger firmly on the pulse of stark social commentary and shattering suspense, has become an audience and critical favorite on the festival circuit. Michael Gingold of Rue Morgue Magazine writes, “Well-crafted on every level, A GOOD WOMAN IS HARD TO FIND works above all because of how attuned it is to its people…. And if you want to find one of the very best performances by a woman on the recent genre scene, you need look no further.”
Christopher Webster of Screen Anarchy also says, “With a story that doesn’t feel engineered or preachy, but rather grounded in its view of the everyday struggles of women or single mothers in the UK, A GOOD WOMAN IS HARD TO FIND feels timely and unnerving while also embracing its genre roots. Add to this a breakout performance by Sarah Bolger and the film becomes an unmissable crime thriller from a new director to watch.” And Becky Sayers of Dread Central says “Reminiscent of a European take on South Korean vengeance stories, Director Abner Pastoll rewards genre lovers with a brutal crescendo that is unexpected yet wholly gratifying”.
As with all Film Movement virtual cinema releases, tickets will cost $12 and exhibitors will receive 50% of all net revenues. Go HERE to acquire your tickets. To learn more about the film, check out our Fantasia Fest review of the film HERE.
In addition to A GOOD WOMAN IS HARD TO FIND, Film Movement’s Virtual Cinema is offering a slate of seven additional award-winning films including Nordic thriller A White, White Day from director Hlynur Palmason, Jan Komasa’s Oscar®-nominee Corpus Christi, Diao Yinan’s noir thriller, The Wild Goose Lake, Bertrand Bonello’s genre mash-up Zombi Child, the dark medieval thriller Sword of God and two digitally restored classics with L’Innocente, Luchino Visconti’s final film, and Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands, Bruno Barreto’s 1976 sexy breakthrough comedy starring Sônia Braga.