Fri Oct 21, 1:00 PM
Director: Agnieszka Smoczynska
UK, US, Poland
113 minutes
Unclassified 15+

“A curious, careering, unshakeable wallop of a film.” (Variety

This unsettling true story of identical twins who communicated only with each other is directed with heart as well as visual bravura. June and Jennifer Gibbons, of Barbadian heritage but growing up in Wales, live in two worlds. On their own they live in their personal universe impenetrable to others, connected by their vivid imagination and represented by darkly playful stop-motion animation sequences and other flourishes. However, their life in the external world is marked by brutal misunderstandings and harsh treatment by family, education institutions and mental health services.  The mirrored performances by Letitia Wright and Tamara Lawrence brilliantly depict their journeys to becoming prolific creative writers while dealing with this difficult duality.

“An engrossing, well-acted story – disturbing but also tender and sad.” (The Guardian)

“A moving, creative story about individuality and belonging.” (Slashfilm)

World Cinema Program presented by

Program Strand World Cinema
Language English
Director Agnieszka Smoczynska
Producer Anita Gou, Joshua Horsfield, Ben Pugh, Klaudia Smieja, Letitia Wright
Writer Andrea Seigel, Marjorie Wallace
Cinematographer Jakub Kijowski
Editor Agnieszka Glinska
Cast Tamara Lawrance, Letitia Wright, Nadine Marshall