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Nottingham-born Samantha Morton injects her own experiences into her impressive debut as writer-director, in which she prioritises a child’s perspective of social care to both haunting and heartfelt effect. With a captivating performance from Molly Windsor, and unquestionable notes of Ken Loach, this Film4-produced feature will leave you floored.





11-year-old Lucy (Molly Windsor) reaches out to her social worker after another violent outburst from her father (Robert Carlyle). With no foster placements available, Lucy is taken to a children’s home in Nottingham; the setting for this unflinching look into the chaotic nature of care services.