Opening night film at Venice Film Festival Critics Week 2017
Nominated for three British Independent Film Awards (BIFA’s)
Special Award New Waves – Festival De Sevilla Jury Awarded Int’l Competition: Best Film
Cork Film festival – nominated for “Spirit of the Festival Award.”
Madeira Micro Int Film Festival – Jury Special Mention
Evening Standard Awards – long-list for Breakthrough of the Year
Super close Mother Lyn (Joanna Scanlan) and daughter Iona (Lily Newmark) (Dafty One and Dafty Two) are excited for their new life in a new town. Determined to make a success of things after a tricky start, Iona becomes ‘best friends’ with Keely (Sacha Cordy-Nice), Stacey (Saskia Paige Martin) and Chelsea (Bethany Antonia). Used to being Iona’s bestie herself, Lyn feels left out. So Lyn also makes friends with Belinda (Chanel Cresswell), her neighbour. As much as Lyn and Iona pretend to each other that things are going great, things aren’t going great for either of them. Iona struggles with the girls, who act more like frenemies than friends, and Belinda won’t give Lyn her stepladders back. Both Mother and Daughter retreat into fantasy and lies.
Interview with Writer/Director Deborah Haywood via Screen – “Deborah Haywood talks striking debut ‘Pin Cushion’ ahead of IFFR Live screening”