You Are Not My Mother is an Irish folk horror, in the same vein of mental illness or supernatural happening. Char’s mum is manic depressive and she goes missing at the start of the film. And when she comes back, she’s… different.
Really good, well acted film. The main character Char is really well performed by Hazel Doupe, who has to straddle a creepy horror and a serious family drama and be 100% convincing the whole time. Carolyn Bracken is also amazing as the malevolent mother, her movement style is really unsettling. The makeup for the scares is excellent, really nails it.
One day we’ll get a movie where a manic depressive is a good parent, fingers crossed. But until then revel in the spooks of You Are Not My Mother!