Preview: Pin Cushion
+ Q&A with writer-director Deborah Haywood, producer Gavin Humphries and actors Joanna Scanlan and Chanel Cresswell
A dark fairy tale that explores the realities and effects of bullying.
Dir Deborah Haywood
With Lily Newmark, Joanna Scanlan, Loris Scarpa
Courtesy of Munro Films
Mother Lyn (Scanlan) and daughter Iona (Newmark), who enjoy a very close relationship, lovingly call each other Dafty One and Dafty Two. They’re excited to be starting afresh in a new town, but trouble comes along when Iona becomes besties with the local mean girls and tries to win their approval. Meanwhile, Lyn struggles to connect and is mercilessly taunted by her neighbour. Both women retreat into a fantasy world to escape from their toxic surroundings but grow further apart. Deborah Haywood’s debut feature, which has toured international festivals, is a deeply personal and unfaltering film that moves and shocks in equal measure.
Anna Bogutskaya, Events Programmer
Tickets £15, concs £12 (Members pay £2 less).
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