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WATCH: Ellen Page and Kate Mara find love in a hopeless place in “My Days of Mercy”

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When Rihanna sang “We found love in a hopeless place,” even she probably couldn’t have imagined finding it in a place as hopeless as the opposing sides of a death penalty protest.

But that’s the setting of My Days of Mercy, a new lesbian romance drama starring Academy Award nominee Ellen Page (Tales of the City, The Umbrella Academy) and Kate Mara (House of Cards, Pose).

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Via Signature Entertainment:

A powerful and heart-wrenching tale of finding love in the least-likely of places. Academy Award nominee Ellen Page and Kate Mara star in the highly compelling and moving romantic drama, My Days of Mercy.

Two young women from opposite sides of fierce protests over the death penalty meet on the picket lines and form an unlikely friendship. While both deal with their respective personal issues they grow ever closer, leading to dramatic personal revelations, passion and life changing romance.

Check out the just-released UK trailer below: