Feature Two For Joy shot on film by Tim Sidell & directed by Tom Beard received its World Premiere at the Edinburgh Int’l Film Festival last weekend.
Two For Joy is an authentic and unwavering, ultimately uplifting coming of age story; a visceral, moving exploration of one British family’s life. Mother Aisha, her teenage daughter Vi and young adolescent son troy, are at a crossroads in their lives.
Vi has been forced to grow up fast; mother-daughter roles are reversed, Vi is Aisha’s carer as well as trying to control her rascal younger brother Troy, who with no father figure and a struggling mother, is a law unto himself – something must give, the situation must change.
Two For Joy is a bold, unique and distinct departure from your classical social-realist film, whilst un-voyeuristically exploring and bringing into the public eye the consequence of some serious, British, topical themes that are often short-changed by the government, and under-represented on our screens.
Review – Screendaily