THE ISLE of Wight is to have a special screening and director Q&A session of the film The More You Ignore Me, which was directed by Island director Keith English.

Based on Jo Brand's critically acclaimed novel of the same name, and starring the comedian and actress Sheridan Smith, the film will be shown at Ventor Arts Club.

A screening will take place on Friday, May 31, at7pm.

The club said: "We are very grateful to Keith English for coming, and we look forward to a fascinating and entertaining evening."

The film was recently awarded Best Comedy at the National Film Awards.

It 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.

Things deteriorate when she develops an obsession with the local weatherman, which leads to an admission to the nearby psychiatric hospital.

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 film provides a sometimes stark, yet comical, insight into life within this quirky household, while addressing mental health issues and their impact on the family.

It is advised to book tickets in advance via

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