Single mother Lyn causes her teenage daughter Iona endless embarrassment. 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. Debut director Deborah Haywood draws on personal experience in this heartrending fairy tale about strength and vulnerability.
Pin Cushion goes on general release on Fri 13 Jul.
Join Birds’ Eye View for a post-screening discussion following the 18:10 showing of Pin Cushion on Fri 13 Jul. We will be joined by actors Joanna Scanlan and Bruce Jones, critic and screenwriter Kate Muir, Prof Kathryn Abel (Professor of Psychological Medicine at the University of Manchester), Mia Bays and Jo Duncombe of Birds’ Eye View.