The More You Ignore Me (15)
UK/DG/2018/99mins/mun/15. Dir/Cyf: Keith English. With/Gyda: Sheridan Smith, Jo Brand
Gina, is a young mother, whose efforts to be are undermined by her declining mental health. Things deteriorate when she develops an obsession with the local weatherman, which leads to an admission to the nearby psychiatric hospital. Over the years, as she grows up, her daughter Alice struggles to relate to her heavily medicated mum, and causes chaos when she comes up with a plan to reconnect with her, which divides the family. Set to the songs of The Smiths and based on the acclaimed novel by Jo Brand, herself a former mental health professional, provides a sometimes stark, yet comical insight into life within this quirky household, whilst addressing mental health issues and their impact on the family.