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Pin Cushion Rated 15

Pin Cushion

Dir. Deborah Haywood. UK, 2017. 1h 22m. Starring Lily Newmark, Joanna Scanlan, Loris Scarpa, Bethany Antonia, Saskia Paige Martin, Sacha Cordy-Nice, Nadine Coyle.

A capricious teen and her eccentric mother attempt to start afresh in their new hometown, despite the community’s best efforts to repel them. Deborah Haywood’s debut feature is a quirky, black comedy that expertly explores the prickly dynamics of mother-daughter relationships.

‘Ecstasy of black comic misery and cartoon horror…Joanna Scanlan gives an outstanding – and terrifying – performance in a superb British indie.’ ★★★★ Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

‘An interesting aesthetic and penetrating drama that develops meaning over its runtime…A quiet and weird story, beautifully executed by Haywood.’ ★★★★ Eve Jones, Little White Lies