"Carmoon may nod to the ideas of a trauma response, but she is not interested in neat pathologising, for this is a film camped out in the mystery of what really turns us on." - Sophie Monks Kaufman, Time Out

"Director Luna Carmoon’s richly imaginative debut finds filth and poetry in a young woman’s traumatic journey from childhood to womanhood." - Stephen Dalton, The Film Verdict

It's 1984, and 7 year old Maria lives with her loving and eccentric mother in a house rapidly filling with piles of rubbish. Through creative production design, we share young Maria’s vision of their home as both a magical safe haven and a nightmarish world of visceral decay. After their unstable environment falls apart, we find teenage Maria living in a more conventional home. When events destabilise her sense of safety, trauma resurfaces in unpredictable ways through a wild and combustible affair with a young man at her foster home. Fearless and uncompromising, Hoard confirms Luna Carmoon as an exciting new talent and a singular voice in British cinema.

The screening at Vue Screen 11, Sun 19 Nov 16:00 will be presented with additional descriptive subtitles of non-dialogue audio. Visit our Accessible Screenings at LIFF 2023 page for more information and other accessible screenings at the festival.

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