Pin Cushion

United Kingdom 2017
In English with no subtitles
85 min
Suitable for audiences aged 12 and above
Director: Deborah Haywood
Screenplay: Deborah Haywood
Cast: Lily Newmark, Joanna Scanlan, Loris Scarpa, Sacha Cordy-Nice, Bethany Antonia, Saskia Paige Martin
Production: Gavin Humphries, Maggie Monteith / Quark Films
Print Source: Stray Dogs

Cinema was littered with tales of teenage mean girls well before Tina Fey put a tidy name to their ilk in 2004 — rarer, however, are stories that extend their reign of terror decades past the prom. Achingly fragile and genuinely, preciously peculiar, British writer-director Deborah Haywood’s first feature “Pin Cushion” ambitiously examines the psychological damage wrought by bullying at all ages, admitting the painful truth that for some of those mean girls and their beleaguered victims, growing older does not mean growing up.

Guy Lodge, Variety