Pin Cushion

Pin Cushion
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 22min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Deborah Haywood
  • Cast: Lily Newmark, Joanna Scanlan, Loris Scarpa, Sacha Cordy-Nice
  • UK release: 13 July 2018

Lyn (Scanlan) is an eccentric mother who moves to a new Midlands town with her teenage daughter Iona (Newmark), but the pair’s close bond is threatened when Iona makes friends with school bully Keeley (Cordy-Nice). Despite the whimsical surface it delivers brutal truths about female experience, as well as the power of love and connection.

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Pin Cushion

9 Jul 20184 stars

Deborah Haywood's powerful debut delivers brutal truths about the female experience

Despite its title, the feature debut from award-winning short filmmaker Deborah Haywood is determinedly hard to pin down. With its colour-clash aesthetic and cast of extreme characters it may look like a Wes Anderson film but it plays more like Heathers…

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