is pleased to announce Applause,
releasing next in the Southeast. The film will be showcased at the the Downtown Boca Film Festival (formerly the Delrey Beach Film Festival), which runs April 9-17 in Boca Raton, FL (screen date for APPLAUSE is April 13th).
Then on Friday, April 22, the film will open at the Regal Shadowood Cinema in Boca Raton and at the Regal 18 in Delray Beach . A third location in the Sunshine State will be added soon.
Recovering alcoholic stage actress, Thea Barfoed (Paprika Steen) has gone through turmoil. Having divorced her husband, Christian (Michael Falch), and relinquished custody of their two boys during her heavy drinking days, Thea wants to start over. As her past alcohol use and indiscretions still haunt her, the reality of a new beginning seems bleak. Thea uses her inner actress’s charm and manipulation to convince her ex-husband that she is fully recovered and capable of being a good mother to their children; however, she hasn’t completely convinced herself.
On stage, Thea plays the binge drinking, ostentatious Martha in “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” Ironically, her stage character bears an uncanny resemblance to her personal life. As her alcoholism and past regrets hang in the balance, Thea must decide whether to confront her inner demons or to let the show go on.
Film Festivals and critics agree –
“One of the best screen performances of the year.”
– Karen Durbin, The New York Times
“Deeply affecting … unflinchingly real.”
– Betsy Sharkey, The Los Angeles Times
“An extraordinary performance by Paprika Steen.”
– Roger Ebert,The Chicago Sun-
WATCH THE TRAILER FOR APPLAUSE NOW!
Fine out more about Applause online!