Pin Cushion

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    Pin Cushion

    Directed by

    United Kingdom

    2017

    85 min

    • English

    Drama

    Unusually close mother Lyn and daughter Iona are excited for their new life in a new town. After a tricky start, Iona becomes ‘best friends’ with Keely, Stacey, and Chelsea. Used to being Iona’s best friend herself, Lyn feels left out, so she also makes friends with Belinda, her neighbour. As much as Lyn and Iona pretend with each other that things are great, things are not going that well for either of them. Both mother and daughter hide behind fantasies and lies. When Lyn understands what is really going on with Iona, she figures out a way to punish her friends and keep Iona safe by her side … forever.

    Awards

    • New Waves Special Award - Seville EFF

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Joanna Scanlan
    Lily Newmark
    Chanel Cresswell
    Bruce Jones
    Isy Suttle
    Nadine Coyle
    Screenplay
    Deborah Haywood
    Cinematography
    Nicola Daley
    Editing
    Anna Dick
    Nick Emerson
    Music
    Natalie Holt
    Production
    QUARK FILMS
    Sales
    STRAY DOGS

    Press

    A beautiful and thoroughly heartbreaking story. An amazing feature debut.

    Screen Anarchy

    A moving, complex, thoroughly singular debut.

    Variety

    A stunning female coming-of-age fantasy

    Indiewire

    An intimate and fierce social critique.

    Camillo de Marco, Cineuropa

    Deborah Haywood

    Deborah Haywood

    United Kingdom

    Deborah Haywood (1970) was selected for Screen International’s “UK Stars of Tomorrow” in 2007, following her first short, LADY MARGARET. She has written and directed a number of short films all shot in and around her home town of Swadlincote (England). She has been nominated for a British Independent Film Award (BIFA) and won Best Short at Soho Rushes Short Film Festival for SIS. PIN CUSHION is her debut feature film and has been supported by the British Film Institute.