IFFR Live - Session 1
Pin Cushion, Deborah Haywood, UK, 2017, 82'
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 makes new ‘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 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.
*Conversation with director Deborah Haywood and actresses Joanna Scanlan and Lily Newmark.