Pin Cushion

Monday, April 9, 7:30 PM
Wednesday, April 11, 9:15 PM
Friday, April 13, 5:30 PM

Pin Cushion
Director: Deborah Haywood
85 minutes
United Kingdom

Super close Mother Lyn and daughter Iona 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, Stacey and Chelsea. Used to being Iona’s bestie herself, Lyn feels left out. So Lyn also makes friends with Belinda, her neighbor. 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.

Official Selection and Opening Night Gala of the Venice Film Festival Critics’ Week 2017.

“It is a tribute both to Haywood and her actors that you feel the emotions of this film so entirely and without restraint.” -Shelagh Rowan-Legg, Screen Anarchy

Posted in Contemporary Spotlight 2018, Out of Competition