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“gets at something true and stirring…distilled to the bone” — Variety


“raw, intimate and observed with penetrating acuity...a legitimate discovery” — The Hollywood Reporter


"Brian M. Cassidy and Melanie Shatzky’s 'Francine,' a small but striking independent feature, stars Melissa Leo as a lonely ex-convict who surrounds herself with a growing, ever more unsanitary home menagerie. Instead of mocking its protagonist’s eccentricities, the film makes achingly palpable the depth of her connection to her animal friends." — The New York Times


"a surprisingly provocative piece of stripped-down social realism that's subtle approach belies its powerful core themes" — Cinevue


"thoughtful, downbeat, sneakily moving..." — Hitfix