Pin Cushion

Pin Cushion / UK, 2017
Dir: 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.


Length 1h 22'
Subtitles EST
Cast Lily Newmark, Joanna Scanlan, Loris Scarpa
Script Deborah Haywood
Production Pin Cushion Film Company
Awards and festivals Venice, Fantastic Fest, Rotterdam
Programme Main Programme
Genre drama, black comedy

Sat, 28.04.

15:30 - Big Hall

Guest: director Deborah Haywood