The debut feature of self-taught London director Luna Carmoon may seem like yet another kitchen sink drama, but give it a few minutes, and you'll find yourself amidst storytelling like you’ve never seen it before. Set in the 1980s and 1990s, Hoard explores a complex mother-daughter relationship with echoes of Andrea Arnold’s Fish Tank (2009) in the way it deals with the ambiguity of love and desire. Hayley Squires (I, Daniel Blake) shines bright as Cynthia in this heart-wrenching, wondrous version of life as we know it. After all, hoarding can be an expression of love, but it can metaphorically seal one’s relationship with the future.
We are thrilled to welcome producer Helen Simmons and DOP Nanu Segal for a Q&A after the 23rd October screening
This nineties set drama is fresh, authentic and agreeably scuzzy. Its director is one to watch