BRUISED Red Carpet Premieres 2021


World Premiere

There will be a post-screening conversation with Halle Berry (Director/Actor) moderated by filmmaker Ava DuVernay.

Jackie Justice (Halle Berry) is a mixed martial arts fighter who leaves the sport in disgrace. Down on her luck and simmering with rage and regret years after her fight, she’s coaxed into a brutal underground fight by her manager and boyfriend Desi and grabs the attention of a fight league promoter who promises Jackie a life back in the octagon. But the road to redemption becomes unexpectedly personal when Manny— the son she gave up as an infant — shows up at her doorstep.

Marking the directorial debut of Academy Award® winner Halle Berry, BRUISED is a triumphant story of a fighter who reclaims her power, in and out of the ring, when everyone has counted her out.

Halle Berry makes her highly anticipated directorial debut in BRUISED, a film in which she also stars as the disgraced MMA fighter Jackie Justice. Berry’s career has spanned over three decades. She’s the first and only Black woman to win the Academy Award® for Best Actress for her performance in MONSTER’S BALL.


Country: USA

Year: 2021

Director: Halle Berry

Screenwriter: Michelle Rosenfarb

Producers: Basil Iwanyk, Brad Feinstein, Guymon Casady, Linda Gottlieb, Erica Lee, Gillian G. Hormel, Paris Kassidokostas-Latsis, Terry Dougas

Executive Producers: Joseph F. Ingrassia, Jonathan Fuhrman, Chad Stahelski, Jean-Luc De Fanti, Mary Aloe, Anik Decoste, Brian Pitt, Christina Lurie, David Gendron, Ali Jazayeri, Phil Hunt, Compton Ross

Directors of Photography: Frank G. DeMarco, ASC, Joshua Reis

Editors: Jacob Craycroft, Terilyn Shropshire

Production Designer: Elizabeth Jones

Music: Aska Matsuyima

Cast/Featuring: Halle Berry, Adan Canto, Adriane Lenox, Sheila Atim, Valentina Shevchenko, Lela Loren, Nikolai Nikolaef, Danny Boyd, Jr., Shamier Anderson, Stephen Henderson

Running Time (minutes): 123

Language: English