The Cleveland International Film Festival promotes artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition to enrich the life of the community.
Country: UNITED KINGDOM
Run Time: 85 minutes
Mother Lyn and daughter Iona have always been close… maybe a little too close, considering they share a bed and don’t seem to have any external relationships. For the most part, the pair seem content to live in a colorful, quirky world of their own, each entirely consumed by the other. But when a move to a new city creates a divide between them, both Lyn and Iona are forced to forge their own identities as they struggle with separate, but equally important, obstacles. As Iona becomes set on fitting in with the vicious popular girls at her new school, Lyn embarks on her own epic battle to get her stepladder back from a neighbor. Not wanting to admit defeat, both mother and daughter resort to fabrication and fantasy, resulting in a destructive and grievous chain of events. Beautifully bizarre, PIN CUSHION is an offbeat and entertaining film sprinkled with humor, hardship, and imagination. —G.S.
Tower City Cinemas
Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 6:45 PM
Friday, April 13, 2018 at 5:45 PM
New Direction Competition
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman
Deborah Haywood has written and directed a number of short films, all made in and around her hometown of Swadlincote, England. Her short film “Sis” was nominated for a British Independent Film Award in 2010.
PIN CUSHION (2017)
Nick Emerson, Anna Dick
Lily Newmark, Joanna Scanlan, Chanel Cresswell