This film is not currently scheduled to screen at New Park.
Based on Jo Brand’s critically acclaimed novel of the same name, this is a warm, comedy drama focusing on the life of an unconventional family in 1980s rural England.
The film focuses on Gina, a young mother, whose efforts to be a loving mother and wife are undermined by her declining mental health. 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. Set to the songs of The Smiths, ‘The More You Ignore Me’ provides a sometimes stark, yet comical insight into life within this quirky household, whilst addressing mental health issues and their impact on the family. The cast includes Sheridan Smith, Sally Phillips, Sheila Hancock and Michelle Collins.