AWFJ Movie of the Week, December 8 – December 14: BLEEDING HEART

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bleeding hert posterOpening Dec. 11, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is Bleeding Heart, writer/director Diane Bell’s second film which tells the tale of two sisters caught up in the dangerous world of prostitution. Read on…

Jessica Biel plays yoga teacher May, who has always been desperate to find her estranged half sister Shiva (Zosia Mamet) but, when the two finally make contact, is shocked to find her sibling is a prostitute. May becomes determined to rescue Shiva from this life, sacrificing elements of her own happiness, but her actions put their newfound relationship under immense pressure.

Featuring two strong central performances from Biel and Mamet, Bell (Sundance Film Festival-winning Obselidia) mines the depths of sibling relationships to present a taught, well-observed dramatic thriller that makes the most of the talent involved.

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Film Details:
Title: Bleeding Heart
Director: Diane Bell
Release Date: Dec 11, 2015
Running Time: 80 mins
Language: English
Principal Cast: Jessica Biel, Zosia Mamet
Written by: Diane Bell
Production Companies: Super Crispy Entertainment, Fido Features
Distributor: Gravitas Ventures

AWFJ Movie of the Week Panel Members: Nikki Baughan, Anne Brodie, Pam Grady, Leba Hertz, Loren King, Cate Marquis, Katherine McLaughlin, Jennifer Merin, Nell Minow, Perri Nemiroff, Kristy Puchko, Sheila Roberts, Liz Whittemore, Jeanne Wolf.

Other Movies Opening the Week of December 8 – December 14

Edited by Sandra Kraisirideja, Associate Editor

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Nikki Baughan

Nikki Baughan is a London-based freelance film critic and features writer. Formerly editor of both Film Review and movieScope magazines, Nikki is currently contributes to various print and online publications, including Screen International, BFI, The List and Film Divider.