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Pin Cushion (15)


British drama in which a single mother and her teenage daughter move to a new town, where their relationship becomes strained.

The critical consensus

It's a timely reminder of the power of genuine love and connection – a welcome beacon of hope in the dark.

****(*)Nikki Baughan, The List, 09/07/2018

Uneven in places, Pin Cushion nonetheless offers a moving meditation on what it feels like to be different, elevated by great work from Joanna Scanlan and newcomer Lily Newmark.

****(*)Ian Freer, Empire Online, 10/07/2018

It is a film whose claustrophobia and nightmare-sadness are superbly controlled, and Scanlan gives us one of the best performances of her career as the pitiful and unpitied Lyn.

****(*)Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 12/07/2018

A quiet and weird story, beautifully executed by Haywood.

****(*)Eve Jones, Little White Lies, 13/07/2018

Haywood makes good on the metaphorical significance of the title by quickly darkening the tone to reveal a far more disturbing and pointed story about the damage we inflict on one another than the one signalled by its squishy opening scenes.

***(*)(*)Alistair Harkness, The Scotsman, 16/07/2018

Haywood uses her camera to gouge open character flaws and let them bleed. It’s not exactly fun, but then it isn’t meant to be.

***(*)(*)Wendy Ide, The Observer, 15/07/2018

Where and when?

Glasgow Film Theatre, Glasgow from Friday July 13, 2018, until Thursday July 19, 2018. More info:

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