Tuesday 25th September 2018 - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Palmer Building
Late seventies, early eighties, rural England…Alice is an intelligent teenager trying to enjoy a normal childhood, whilst her periodically manic, impulsive mother is inexorably succumbing to schizophrenia. Alice causes chaos as she struggles to relate to her well-intentioned but disturbed mother, and her plan to put things right leads to unintended consequences and a moving climax to a film which combines both candour and humour.
UK 2018 – Directed by Keith English with Mark Addy, Sheridan Smith, Sally Phillips – 99 min
There’s a terrific warmth and strength to this good-natured, big-hearted British comedy, written for the screen by Jo Brand…the narrative motor keeps humming and the sheer force of sympathy drives it along – THE GUARDIAN
This would be tough stuff for any actor… Brand’s self-adapted script frames it with a humour and candour that no doubt stems from its writer’s years of experience as a psychiatric nurse – THE TELEGRAPH