"A cinematic punch in the face"
-- Horror Channel
VIOLENT THRILLS MEETS BLOODY REVENGE IN THE
TAUT, GRITTY AND ACCLAIMED THRILLER
A GOOD WOMAN IS HARD TO FIND
STARRING SARAH BOLGER AND DIRECTED
BY ABNER PASTOLL
ON MAY 8, 2020
A Good Woman Is Hard to Find Official US Trailer
"A Good Woman Is Hard to Find has the perfect marriage of a director who
knows how to generate suspense and an actress capable of delivering a
knockout, three-dimensional performance."
Mike McGranaghan, Aisle Seat
"A Good Woman Is Hard to Find is an extremely harrowing, tense movie that has such an unbelievably satisfying payoff.... I'd say that writer Ronan Blaney and director Abner Pastoll have a winner on their hands"
-- Lorry Kikta, Film Threat
"An intense tale of crime and retribution...Sarah Bolger gives a remarkable performance as a young widow whose home is invaded by violent crime in this refreshingly astute gangster thriller."
-- Kim Newman, Sight and Sound
"Director Abner Pastoll made a great first impression with his 2015 debut feature Road Games...For his sophomore film, Pastoll trades the rural France setting and the Hitchcockian vibes for a Park Chan Wook-esque thriller and the gritty realism of urban Ireland in A Good Woman Is Hard To Find. The result is a kitchen sink drama, a pulpy crime movie, and a bloody revenge tale all held together by one hell of a performance... A Good Woman Is Hard To Find is a lean, mean, painfully real crime thriller that will make you cheer for Sarah and her ability to overcome the worst of humanity
and come out the other end kicking all sorts of ass."
-- Rafael Motamayor, Slashfilm
Set in the underbelly of Northern Ireland, A GOOD WOMAN IS HARD TO FIND follows Sarah (Sarah Bolger,
"Mayans M.C.," The Spiderwick Chronicles, Emelie),
struggling as a single mother, desperate to discover who brutally murdered her husband in front of her young son, Ben (Rudy Doherty), rendering him mute. Dismissing the crime as thugs killing each other, the police haven't done a thing to help, and Sarah's very much on edge. One day, after being coerced into helping a low-life drug dealer (Andrew Simpson,
Notes on a Scandal) stash narcotics stolen from the neighborhood kingpin (Edward Hogg, White Lightnin), she's forced into taking drastic action to protect her children, evolving from downtrodden submissive to take-charge vigilante.
Following its UK premiere at FrightFest, where it captured five awards including "Best Film" and "Best Actor," and its US
Premiere at L.A.'s Screamfest, where Bolger won "Best Actress," A GOOD WOMAN IS HARD TO FIND,
a dynamic thriller, with its finger firmly on the pulse of stark social commentary and shattering suspense, has become an audience and critical favorite on the festival circuit. Michael Gingold of Rue Morgue Magazine writes, "Well-crafted on every level, A Good Woman is Hard to Find works above all because of how attuned it is to its people....
And if you want to find one of the very best performances by a woman on the recent genre scene, you need look no further." Christopher Webster of Screen Anarchy also says, "With a story that doesn't feel engineered or preachy, but rather grounded in its view of the everyday struggles of women or single mothers in the UK, A Good Woman is Hard to Find feels timely and unnerving while also embracing its genre roots. Add to this a breakout performance by Sarah Bolger and the film becomes an unmissable crime thriller from a new director to watch." And Becky Sayers of Dread Central says "Reminiscent of a European take on South Korean vengeance stories, Director Abner Pastoll rewards genre lovers with a brutal crescendo that is unexpected yet wholly gratifying".
Directed by: Abner Pastoll
Written by: Ronan Blaney
Cast: Sarah Bolger, Edward Hogg, Andfrew Simpson, Jane Brennan, Caolan Byrne, Packy Lee, Rudy Doherty, Macie McCauley
Produced by: Junyoung Jang, Guillaume Benski
Co-Produced by: Jean-Yves Roubin
Executive Produced by: Bumsu Lee, Won-seok Jang, Jan Pace
Co-executive produced by: Christophe Hollebecke
Director of Photography: Richard C Bell
RT: 97 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1