I found this film interesting from the aspect of a person dealing with grief and to a lesser extent how people outside of it can lack the patience or understanding to deal with the symptoms. Great performance by Samantha Morton.
When Iris's last vestiges of nurture and parenting are denied her though the unexpected death of her mother Iris's self destructive behaviour leads her deeper into searching for comfort and solace through a misguided promiscuity in an adult world all too ready to carelessly exploit her. An eventual reconciliation with her older sister perhaps marks a turning point. Chillingly real.
Great and brave performance from Morton which rivals Micheal fassbenders role in Shame and proceeds it by 15 years. Sadly as a film its not on the same level as Shame but its a little watched gem but be prepared to be depressed. Top 3 Morton performance for me.
Iris and her older sister Rose are struck by sudden death of their mother. Iris is romantic dreamer and has a boring boyfriend Gary. One night Iris meets young Irishman Tom in a movie theatre and they have spontaneous sex in an alley. Iris is taken by erotic fantasies and casual sex, she is obsessed with Tom and her relationships with Rose and best friend Vron start to blossom.
Great film. Honest. I love watching Iris work it all out, go through the stages of breaking down before eventually finding peace within herself and coming to terms with her mother's death. You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.