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Deborah Haywood’s debut feature tells the story of a unique mother-daughter duo: two glittering misfits knitted together in a relationship that's as kitsch and comforting as it is suffocating.

Together, Iona (played with startling screen presence from newcomer Lily Newmark) and her eccentric single mum Lyn (Joanna Scanlan) move to a new town in the Midlands. Iona is determined to reinvent herself at school and quickly jumps through hoops to befriend the popular girls. Meanwhile, Lyn, used to being her daughter’s best friend, feels left out and attempts to woo their neighbour Belinda. As the fragile veneer of forced friendship slips, both Lyn and Iona find themselves seeking fantastical and fabricated alternative realities.

In her first feature, British writer-director Deborah Haywood turns the coming of age story upside down with dark and unexpected twists. Worlds that glitter and twinkle on the outside often mask the saddest truths.

UK 2018 Dir Deborah Haywood 82 min

This film is F-Rated. The F-Rating is a classification for any film which is directed by a woman, and/or written by a woman.

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Episode 1 - Holly Tarquini

In the first of a series of podcasts, we talk to Holly Tarquini, Executive Director of FilmBath Festival, about new initiatives improving the situation for women in film such as the F-rating and Raising Films.

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