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Pin Cushion

The UK’s Deborah Haywood introduces herself as a hugely distinctive talent with her debut as writer-director. Her black comedy explores the challenges of mother-daughter relationships, female friendships and being an outsider, impressively brought to life by British actors Lily Newmark, Joanna Scanlan and Chanel Cresswell. Co-produced by BFI Film Fund, Pin Cushion Film Company and Rosevine Films.





Eccentric mother Lyn (Joanna Scanlan) hopes that moving to a new town will provide a better life for both herself and her shy teenage daughter, Iona (Lily Newmark). When they start to face issues at home and school respectively, their tight mother-daughter bond is tested to its limits.