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A Clever Woman

Jon Sanders | 2023 | 88 MINS
Sisters Phoebe and Dot return to their family home on the Isle of Wight a year after the death of their mother. Clearing decades of family clutter, they face up to their complex relationship with their mother and her serial infidelities.

In Detail

As they prepare the house for its sale, they start to work on a site-specific performance piece about their complex relationship with their mother.

Over one day, they - plus house-sitting musician Tom and the sisters’ producer/curator Monica - are forced to engage with the ghosts of the past and the void left behind.

Beguiling and free-spirited, Jon Sanders and Anna Mottram’s uplifting and emotionally intense film explores sisterly bonds and the process of mourning.

At once a celebration and a lament, Sanders and Mottram’s improvised production style lends itself perfectly to a story that is playful, raw and always surprising.

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