WHO’S IN IT?
Sheridan Smith (Hysteria), Ella Hunt (Robot Overlords), Mark Addy (The Full Monty), Sally Phillips (Bridget Jones’s Diary), Sheila Hancock (Edie), Jo Brand (Crow’s Nest), Tom Davis (Paddington 2), Tony Way (Edge of Tomorrow), Ricky Tomlinson (Mike Bassett: England Manager), Clive Mantle (Morris: A Life with Bells On), Elizabeth Carling (The Damned United), Roger Morlidge (Shakespeare in Love)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Keith English (film debut), director; Jo Brand (film debut), writer; Debbie Gray (Northern Soul), producer; Paul Saunderson (Starfish), composer; Josep M. Civit (The Hidden Face), cinematographer; Chris Gill (Calvary), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In 1980s rural England, young mother Gina (Smith) struggles to be a loving wife to her husband Keith (Addy) and a good mother to her daughter Alice (Hunt), especially as her mental health slowly deteriorates. As she grows up, Alice finds it difficult to relate to her medicated mother, and causes only chaos when she comes up with a plan to reconnect with her…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
From the mind of influential comedy writer Jo Brand, who adapts her own book of the same name, The More You Ignore Me is an emotional and resonating movie about mental illness, Morrissey, and guinea pigs (yes, really).