Francine: A Houseful of Dogs and Cats, at Berlin
In Francine, Melissa Leo plays a casualty from the low end of the 99 percent who tries to rebuild her life after prison. It is low-budget realism at its best, with a few people in the cast, and a house full of animals. David D’Arcy tells us about it from the Berlin International Film Festival. The film is not as cute as this poster.