UK 2017. Dir Deborah Haywood.
With Lily Newmark, Joanna Scanlan,
Loris Scarpa. 82min. Digital. 15.
Courtesy of Munro Films
A dark fairy tale that takes an
unflinching look at the realities
and effects of bullying
Mother Lyn (Scanlan) and daughter
Iona (Newmark), who enjoy a very
close relationship, lovingly call each
other Dafty One and Dafty Two.
They’re excited to be starting afresh
in a new town, but trouble comes
along when Iona becomes besties
with the local mean girls and tries
to win their approval. Meanwhile,
Lyn struggles to connect and is
mercilessly taunted by her neighbour.
Both women retreat into a fantasy
world to escape from their toxic
surroundings but grow further apart.
Deborah Haywood’s debut feature,
which has toured international
festivals, is a deeply personal and
unfaltering film that moves and
shocks in equal measure.
Anna Bogutskaya, Events Programmer
Preview + Q&A with writer-director
Deborah Haywood and cast
Thu 5 Jul 18:20 NFT1
Tickets £15, concs £12 (Members pay £2 less)
Q&A OPENS FRI 13 JUL