Iona (played brilliantly by Lily Newmark) moves to a Midlands town with her eccentric single mum, Lyn (Joanna Scanlan in top form). Determined to fit in with the cool crowd, she quickly befriends a group of local girls while Lyn, used to being her daughter’s best friend, feels left out. As much as they pretend to each other things are going well, they both struggle with their newfound ‘frenemies’ and start retreating further into their own quirky fantasy worlds. British writer-director Deborah Haywood’s first feature ambitiously examines the psychological damage wrought by bullying at all ages. Followed by a Q&A with the director, Deborah Haywood.