Clemency (15)

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Clemency (15)

With Audio Description (AD) and Descriptive Subtitled (SDH) versions available.

112min | English | Drama

Directed by Chinonye Chukwu

Cast: Alfre Woodard, Richard Schiff, Aldis Hodge

2019 Sundance Film Festival - U.S. Dramatic Competition - Grand Jury Prize Winner

UK and Ireland Release by Bohemia Media in partnership with Birds Eye View's Reclaim The Frame.


Synopsis

Years of carrying out death row executions have taken a toll on prison warden, Bernadine Williams. The emotional wedge in her marriage grows. Memories of a recently botched execution plague her daily. As she prepares to execute another inmate, Bernadine must confront the psychological and emotional demons her job creates, ultimately connecting her to the man she is sanctioned to kill.


Reviews

"Brilliant, devastating death-row drama" — ★★★★★, The Guardian

"The prison drama robbed of its Oscar" — ★★★★★, The Times

★★★★, The Telegraph

★★★★, Empire

★★★★, The Scotsman