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Raging Grace

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When a position opens up caring for a terminally ill British aristocrat in his secluded mansion, Joy (Maxine Eigenman) jumps at the opportunity. To an undocumented Filipino woman with a mischievous, equally undocumented daughter, Grace, it sounds like the perfect gig. Gradually, though, Joy begins to realize she’s swapped the frying pan for the fire. Winner of the Grand Jury Award at SXSW, Paris Zarcilla’s sharp and thrilling suspense film smartly embeds hot-button issues such as immigration, class, racism and colonialism. The Filipino-British writer-director’s vision is piercing, intelligent, and wholly original, as he deftly plays with horror conventions while injecting a unique socio-political sensibility. Max Eigenman is superb as the hard-working but astute single mother, while Jaeden Paige Boadilla injects a cheeky and creepy signature to the role of the young daughter. Raging Grace is a riveting, completely satisfying revenge thriller of unusual depth.


Grand Jury Best Film Award, Thunderbird Rising Award, SXSW


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Maxine Eigenman, Jaeden Boadilla, Leanne Best, David Hayman

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In English and Tagalog with English subtitles


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At The Rio

100 min
Action & Suspense Comedy Drama

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Chi Thai


Paris Zarcilla


Joel Honeywell


Chris Chow

Production Design

Amy Addison

Original Music

Jon Clarke


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Paris Zarcilla

Paris Zarcilla is a writer-director of film and television with aims to create meaningful, profound, genre-bending stories. His debut film, Raging Grace is the winner of the Narrative Feature Jury Award and Thunderbird Rising Award for Best Debut at SXSW.

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