DOLLS CAN'T CRY

By Aleksandra CZENCZEK

MODALFISH PRODUCTIONS LTD - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2012

Through the eyes of an agoraphobic woman on the edge of sanity, we experience her horror, fear, pain, and finally joy as she battles to be a real mother to her abandoned child. Fantasy and reality collide to reveal the shocking truth about her past.

    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 82 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Aleksandra CZENCZEK
    • Writer(s)
    • Aleksandra CZENCZEK, Alistair AYRES
    • Producer(s)
    • Alistair AYRES (Modalfish Productions)
    • Synopsis
    • Seven years ago, Faith dumped her rape child on her sister. Now pregnant again, she desperately wants her daughter back. But her boyfriend and her sister have conspired to have the girl adopted.
      Agoraphobic and bordering on the edge of sanity, Faith's seemingly hopeless attempts to win her daughter's trust result in disaster. Haunted by demons and unable to accept her past or her present, Faith's only solace is a childhood dollshouse, a fantasy space where 'bad things never happen'. A place where she plays at being a real mother. Luring her daughter into this make-believe world, the dolls begin to reveal themselves as thin veil covering the shocking secrets of her past. With reality crashing in on her, she finally has to face the truth about herself. A revelation that will transform her life.
      Thrown straight into the emotional turmoil of the Faith's fragmented and disturbing world, the narrative gradually reveals itself as the pieces fit together. Told in a distinctive visual style through Faith's distorted perspective, we experience her anger, horror, fear, pain, and finally joy as she battles to be a real mother.
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