Having nabbed itself a coveted Friday 13th release date, socially relevant revenge thriller M.F.A. also now has a brand new trailer, which delves into the film’s confrontational approach to its tough subject.
Directed by Brazilian-born Natalia Leite (Bare), M.F.A. tackles the growing issues surrounding sexual violence on US college campuses in fittingly challenging, enraging fashion. It was scripted by actor/singer/filmmaker Leah McKendrick, who also co-stars.
“Noelle (Francesca Eastwood; Final Girl, Outlaws and Angels), an art student struggling to find her voice, is sexually assaulted by a fellow classmate. Attempting to cope with her trauma, she impulsively confronts her attacker, leading to a violent altercation that culminates in his accidental death. Noelle tries to return to normalcy, but when she discovers she is only one of many silenced sexual assault survivors on campus, she takes justice into her own hands. A vigilante is born – retribution is the inspiration she’s been waiting for.”
The vigilante film has been blowing away audiences throughout its festival run, with lead Francesca Eastwood in particular commanding unending praise. It will hit selected US cinemas and Digital HD on October 13th, from Dark Sky Films.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)