Directed by: Steven Sheil
Starring: Olga Fedori (Lena), Ainsley Howard (Birdie), Dido Miles (Mum), Perry Benson (Dad), Toby Alexander (Elbie)
Country: UK, British Cinema
Genres: Family, Torture, Captivity, Gore-Gruesome, Violence against Women, Scars, Revenge, Domestic Abuse
Plot – Spoilers:
If you’re a cleaner working the late-shift at Heathrow airport, you’d think your night has hit its peak should you find one of the toilets plastered with shit. A Polish immigrant Lena who’s working her way through college and hopefully a better life is therefore pleasantly relieved when a friendly coworker Birdie offers to clean up the crap she just encountered.
The two get chatty and Lena later meets Birdie’s brother who’s quiet and attractive in a damaged and silent, maybe dumb way. When Lena misses the last bus home, mostly through Birdie’s fault, she reluctantly takes up Birdie’s offer to stay over at her place. And meet Birdie’s Mum and Dad who apparently have been so caring, Birdie never bothered with an education or felt the need to move out. For Lena, who’s estranged from her family, this seems a warm idea.