Pin Cushion

Deborah Haywood

Single mother Lyn has a huge, furry cat hat; and her daughter Iona, like all teenagers, is embarrassed as hell by her mother. Iona tries to make friends with the popular girls in her class, but peer pressure and naivety mean her desire for acceptance has terrible consequences. Now that Lyn can no longer be best friends with her adolescent daughter, she too looks for new social contacts, only to encounter the same problems. So as not to worry Iona, she creates a colourful fantasy world full of kittens and pastel knitting. Soft armour against the outside world.

Debut director Deborah Haywood draws on personal experience in this heartrending fairy tale. Lily Newmark – one of the new faces of Chanel – shines in her first lead role, and Joanna Scanlan is heart-breaking as Lyn, barely managing to stay on her feet in a world in which everyone takes advantage of her vulnerability.

With IFFR Live screening on Fri 26 Jan
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Screenings

  • Doelen Willem Burger Zaal
    Dutch subtitles
    Fri 26 Jan Buy
  • Oude Luxor
    Dutch subtitles
    Fri 26 Jan Buy
  • Cinerama 1
    Dutch subtitles
    Sat 27 Jan Buy
  • KINO 1
    Dutch subtitles
    Tue 30 Jan Buy
  • Pathé 4
    Dutch subtitles
    Thu 1 Feb Buy

More information

Filmmaker
Deborah Haywood
Country
United Kingdom
Year
2017
Medium
DCP
Length
82’
Language
English
Producer
Gavin Humphries, Maggie Monteith, Josephine Rose, Chris Reed
Production Company
Quark Films, Dignity Film Finance, BFI British Film Institute
Sales
Stray Dogs
Writer
Deborah Haywood
Cinematography
Nicola Daley
Editor
Nick Emerson
Production Design
Francesca Massariol
Sound Design
Ben Baird
Music
Natalie Holt
Cast
Lily Newmark, Joanna Scanlan, Loris Scarpa, Sacha Cordy-Nice, Bethany Antonia, Saskia Paige Martin, Sophia Tuckey