2hrs 6mins

Luna Carmoon's spellbinding, fiercely provocative debut feature metamorphosizes from social realist family drama into a disquietingly strange study of burgeoning sexuality and deeply-rooted trauma, as teenager Maria (Saura Lightfoot Leon) develops an intensely physical relationship with estranged ex-foster child Michael (Joseph Quinn).

We are delighted to welcome director Luna Carmoon and producer Loran Dunn for our special preview screening on 16th May.

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Luna Carmoon
Strong sex references, child sexual abuse

Putting a distinctly otherworldly, singularly strange spin on familiar social realism, Hoard follows the young Maria, raised by her doting, but compulsive, mother Cynthia (Hayley Squires, I, Daniel Blake) – an obsessive hoarder whose home has become a showcase for her ever-increasing ‘catalogue of love.’

Years later, following a devastating tragedy, the now teenage Maria (Saura Lightfoot-Leon, Masters of the Air) has settled into a new life with kindly foster Mum Michelle (Samantha Spiro, Sex Education). The reappearance of Michelle’s estranged foster child Michael (rising star Joseph Quinn, Stranger Things) proves formative for Maria, as the two form an unnervingly codependent relationship, embracing her sexuality and seeking to reconcile with her past.

This bolt from the blue for British cinema marks the excitingly transgressive, boldly gross-out arrival of writer-director Luna Carmoon on the scene. Turning social realism on its head, Hoard delivers a provocative, often queasy and arrestingly nightmarish study of grief and formative childhood’s impact on later life, while never losing sight of its affecting emotional vulnerability – grounded by the investing mother-daughter relationship at its heart.

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Thu 30 May