SCRUBBER

Director:

Sophia Di Martino

8'

2020

United Kingdom

A woman washes the dishes and becomes increasingly infatuated with her neighbour.

"Truly a tonic, Scrubber puts unwitting face (Derry Girls’ Siobhán McSweeney) to the romantic drought of lockdown. Living on her own, the lifecycle of a one-woman flirtation plays out in our titular scrubber’s flat - from the intoxicating first throes of glimpsing a neighbour’s nipple out the kitchen window, to the ‘climactic’ release of imagined caresses received over washing up. With gentle wit and McSweeney’s irresistible charms, the film’s empathy for its protagonist radiates, indulging, and never mocking, the fullness of her desire in seven short minutes."
— Jenna Roberts

Showing in:

UK COMPETITION: Close Quarters (at BFI)

BFI Southbank

UK COMPETITION: Close Quarters

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