Pin Cushion (Guest Speaker)

January 8

Q&A with Director Deborah Haywood

There are excellent reasons for making a firm date for Pin Cushion: it’s a breakthrough film for director Deborah Haywood; Lily Newmark proves her star potential plus it’s an excoriating dissection of social exclusion among adults and teenagers alike –  relevant, funny and unsettling. Iona and mum, Lyn, move to a small town to make a new start. They haven’t quite fitted in before and they really want to make things works this time, which is where the power plays start and dark humour follows. What can mum and daughter possibly do to stop the manipulation and be true to themselves and each other? An indie Brit film that’s attracting the attention of critics, audiences and film industry professionals at home and abroad. An additional treat: writer/director Deborah Haywood joins us for Q&A.

An ‘impressive debut feature, which successfully balances fairy-tale whimsy with dark realism…a sensitive, assured film with characters you’ll warm to and root for.’

Anna Smith, TimeOut 

9 award nominations so far.


Lily Newmark, Joanna Scanlan, Loris Scarpa

Film Information

Title Pin Cushion (Guest Speaker)
Directed by Deborah Haywood
Country UK
Classification 15
Running Time 82 mins
Release Year 2017
Subtitles No
Colour Yes
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