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Blue Bag Life

BAFTA-nominated and winner of the audience award at the BFI London Film Festival, this intimate, exposing and raw documentary was both co-directed and co-written by British artist Lisa Selby. Exploring motherhood, generational trauma, addiction and creative growth, the result is a brave, complicated and thorny meditation on love. Produced by the UK’s Tigerlily Productions.




Lisa Selby is a daughter trying to make sense of her mother's absence: was it purely because of her heroin addiction, or did it run deeper than that? Constructed from over forty years of Lisa's archive footage - including videos, photographs, diaries, voice notes, answerphone messages and letters - the documentary tenderly explores both love and addiction.