My Days of Mercy

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My Days of Mercy
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byTali Shalom Ezer
Produced by
Written byJoe Barton
Starring
Music byMichael Brook
CinematographyRadek Ladczuk
Edited byEinat Glaser Zarhin
Production
company
Distributed by
  • Lionsgate (U.S.)
  • Signature Entertainment (UK)
Release date
  • September 8, 2017 (2017-09-08) (TIFF)
  • May 17, 2019 (2019-05-17) (United Kingdom)
  • July 5, 2019 (2019-07-05) (United States)
Running time
103 minutes
Country
  • United States
  • United Kingdom
LanguageEnglish

My Days of Mercy is a 2017 romance drama film directed by Tali Shalom Ezer and written by Joe Barton. It stars Kate Mara, Ellen Page, Amy Seimetz, Brian Geraghty, and Elias Koteas.

It screened at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival on September 8, 2017, as a Gala Presentation.[1] It was released in the United Kingdom on May 17, 2019, by Signature Entertainment, and is scheduled to be released on July 5, 2019, by Lionsgate.

Premise[edit]

Lucy, the daughter of a man who is on death row, falls in love with Mercy, a woman on the opposing side of her family’s political cause. As a result, Lucy’s value for truth is tested as her world begins to unravel.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

In August 2016, Ellen Page, Kate Mara, Pablo Schreiber, Elias Koteas and Amy Seimetz were cast in the film, with Tali Shalom Ezer directing from a screenplay by Joe Barton.[2][3][4][5] Christine Vachon and David Hinojosa will serve as producers under their Killer Films banner, alongside Mara and Page, while Robert Halmi Jr. and Jim Reeve will serve as executive producers through their Great Point Media banner along with executive producer Karri O'Reilly.[6] In September 2016, Brian Geraghty joined the cast of the film, replacing Schreiber.[7]

Filming[edit]

Principal photography began on September 19, 2016.[8]

Release[edit]

The film had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 9, 2017.[9][10] It was released in the United Kingdom on May 17, 2019, by Signature Entertainment,[11] and is scheduled to be released in the United States on July 5, 2019, by Lionsgate.[12]

Critical reception[edit]

On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 100% based on 11 reviews, and an average rating of 7.12/10.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McCarthy, Todd (September 8, 2017). "'My Days of Mercy': Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  2. ^ McNary, Dave (August 18, 2016). "Tali Shalom Ezer Directing Ellen Page and Kate Mara in Romantic Drama 'Mercy'". Variety. Retrieved September 19, 2016.
  3. ^ DiClaudio, Dennis (August 23, 2016). "Kate Mara and Ellen Page to fall in love in the death-row drama Mercy". The A.V. Club. Retrieved January 3, 2017.
  4. ^ Crucchiola, Jordan (August 18, 2016). "Ellen Page and Kate Mara Will Embark on a Forbidden Romance for the Drama Mercy". Vulture.com. Retrieved January 3, 2017.
  5. ^ Dean, Charles (August 19, 2016). "Ellen Page and Kate Mara Teaming Up for 'Mercy'". The Playlist. Retrieved January 3, 2017.
  6. ^ Erbland, Kate (August 19, 2016). "Ellen Page and Kate Mara To Star in Forbidden Romantic Drama 'Mercy'". IndieWire. Retrieved September 19, 2016.
  7. ^ McNary, Dave (September 20, 2016). "Brian Geraghty Joins Ellen Page-Kate Mara Romance 'Mercy'". Variety. Retrieved September 21, 2016.
  8. ^ Motsinger, Carol (September 26, 2016). "Ellen Page shares first look at her new Cincy film". Cincinnati.com. Retrieved January 3, 2017.
  9. ^ "My Days of Mercy". Toronto International Film Festival. Retrieved August 22, 2017.
  10. ^ Pond, Steve (August 15, 2017). "Aaron Sorkin, Brie Larson, Louis CK Movies Added to Toronto Film Festival Lineup". The Wrap. Retrieved August 15, 2017.
  11. ^ "My Days of Mercy". Launching Films. Retrieved March 20, 2019.
  12. ^ "My Days of Mercy". Lionsgate. Retrieved February 19, 2019.
  13. ^ "My Days of Mercy (2017)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved May 18, 2018.

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