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Perfect Contrition

A traumatized priest haunted by visions of his violent past obligingly serves a rural parish while indulging in a long distance affair. But his vindictive compulsion is triggered when he’s blamed for the deaths of two troubled altar boys launching him down a shadowy path seeking redemption through revenge.

  • James Palmer
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    Drama, Suspense
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    United States
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  • Barcelona International Film Festival
    Barcelona, Spain
    July 19, 2018
    Grand Jury Prize: First Time Screenwriter ("Perfect Contrition")
  • Amsterdam Film Festival
    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    May 9, 2018
    Third Place: First Time Screenwriter ("Perfect Contrition")
Writer Biography - James Palmer

James Palmer has reported and photographed civil and regional conflicts in East Africa, South Asia, and the Middle East. His stories and photos have appeared in newspapers, magazines and news agency wires including the Guardian, Daily Telegraph, Washington Post, Toronto Star, San Francisco Chronicle, Christian Science Monitor, Der Spiegel and Reuters, among others. Palmer was awarded the Nicholas Blake Grant for international freelance reporting in 2007. The Newark Star-Ledger twice nominated him for a Pulitzer Prize in foreign reporting for his work in Iraq. Palmer earned a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University. He currently resides in Manhattan with his wife and three children.

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