Jon Sanders and Anna Mottram’s film explores sisterly bonds and the process of mourning. Sisters and performance artists Phoebe and Dot (Josie Lawrence and Tanya Myers) have returned to their family home on the Isle of Wight a year after the death of their composer mother. As they prepare the house for its sale, clearing decades of family clutter, they have started to work on a site-specific performance piece about their complex relationship with their mother and her serial infidelities; this incorporates her compositions for pianola and songs using the poems of Mary Coleridge, one of which A Clever Woman gives the film its title.

A Clever Woman

Director: Jon Sanders
Cast: Bob Goody, Anna Mottram, Josie Lawrence,  James Northcote

UK Release: World Premiere at Edinburgh International Film Festival on the 15th August with a further screening on the 17th. Tickets Here
In Cinemas 2023 date TBC