Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (USA)
Set in 1987, it is the story of Claireece “Precious” Jones, a sixteen-year-old girl born into a life no one would want. She’s pregnant for the second time by her absent father; at home, she must wait hand and foot on her mother (Mo’Nique), a poisonously angry woman who abuses her emotionally and physically. School is a place of chaos, and Precious has reached the ninth grade with good marks and an awful secret: she can neither read nor write.
Awards & Festivals: Chicago 2009, Dauville 2009, Hawaii 2009, San Sebastian 2009, Stockholm 2009, Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Mo'Nique) - Oscar 2010, Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published (Geoffrey Fletcher) - Oscar 2010, Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Mo'Nique), Best Supporting Actress (Mo'Nique) - BAFTA 2010, Audience Award, Grand Jury Prize, Special Jury Prize - Sundance 2009, People's Choice Award - Toronto 2009, Breakthrough Performance Award (Mariah Carey) - Palm Springs 2010