“M.F.A.” is a 2017 American thriller film directed by Natalia Leite and written by Leah McKendrick. The film stars Francesca Eastwood as Noelle, a college art student who is sexually assaulted and then takes matters into her own hands to seek justice.
After Noelle is raped by a fellow student, she finds that the school and police are not taking her case seriously. Frustrated and traumatized by the lack of action, Noelle decides to take matters into her own hands and seek revenge on her attacker and other sexual predators on campus.
As she begins to take justice into her own hands, Noelle becomes increasingly violent and her actions begin to have unintended consequences. She finds an unexpected ally in her professor (played by Clifton Collins Jr.), who sees her potential as an artist and helps her channel her rage into her art.
The film explores themes of sexual assault, victim blaming, and the shortcomings of the justice system in cases of sexual violence. It has been praised for its powerful performances, particularly Eastwood’s portrayal of a survivor seeking justice, and its unflinching examination of the aftermath of sexual assault.
Duration: 92 min.