Unnervingly eccentric mother Lyn (Joanna Scanlon) and daughter Iona (Lily Newmark) who call themselves Dafty One and Dafty Two, are excited for their new life in a new town.
Determined to make a success of things after a tricky start, Iona becomes ‘best friends’ with a clique of mean-spirited girls at school who do their best to humiliate her. Used to being Iona’s best friend herself, Lyn feels left out and so she makes friends with Belinda, her neighbour and an exploitative bully.
As much as Lyn and Iona pretend to each other that things are going great, things aren’t going great for either of them and they both gradually retreat into a world of fantasy and deception.
Joanna Scanlon and Lily Newmark are both utterly convincing and superb in a film that contains elements of black comedy, pathos, sadness and gripping drama.
Dir: Deborah Haywood
Stars: Lily Newmark, Joanna Scanlon
21 September 2018 7:30PM