Hurt By Paradise tells the story of Celeste (Greta Bellamacina), a young poet and single mother of a young child, and her comedically unsuccessful attempts both to get her first book published and find her absentee father, dealing with rejection on all sides. She relies on her friendship with her neighbour Stella (Sadie Brown) – a middle-aged failed actress on an equally bumpy audition trail and captivated by an online love affair – to be both a sounding board and to help with babysitting duties. As their dreams seemingly dwindle, their friendship and dependence on each other grows and leads them into the unexpected.
The screening will be followed by a live Q&A with director Greta Bellamacina and co-writer and producer Robert Montgomery.
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