• Director

    Luna Carmoon

  • With

    Saura Lightfoot Leon, Joseph Quinn, Hayley Squires

  • UK 2023. 126min

  • Digital

  • Certificate


  • A Vertigo release

Luna Carmoon’s feature debut is an intense and unusual drama, quite unlike anything else you might see this year, which announces a bold and visionary new talent in British cinema. Young Maria lives with her eccentric mother in a home full of love and rising piles of rubbish. Their small world feels magical until they are tragically separated. Now grown up, Maria tries to re-connect with the memory of her mother in unusual ways, a process that dramatically escalates when she forms an intense and primal bond with an older man. The winner of three awards at the 2023 Venice Film Festival, including the much-deserved prize for most innovative film, Carmoon’s unconventional and visceral coming-of-age tale is an intense sensory experience that tackles grief, trauma and burgeoning sexuality. Exceptional performances from newcomer Saura Lightfoot Leon and Joseph Quinn (Stranger Things) bolster the credibility of this haunting film, which cements Luna Carmoon’s position as a filmmaker to watch.

Kimberley Sheehan, Film and Events Programmer

Contains distressing themes and graphic sexual scenes.

Audio Description available at all screenings.

The screenings on Sun 19 May 18:00 Studio and Tue 21 May 18:00 Studio will be presented with subtitles, including descriptions of non-dialogue audio.

See preview screenings of Hoard.