In 2018 we brought the award winning Canadian play Mouthpiece to Carlow, this year we are delighted to present the critically acclaimed film adaptation.
A powerful, funny and highly original look into the conflicted psyche of a fiercely independent millennial woman – played by two actresses simultaneously.
Imagine constantly being in conversation with another version of yourself – always questioning yourself, arguing with yourself but also joking with yourself and helping yourself through life and all its ups and downs. Mouthpiece shows you how that might look.
Cass is a single writer who lives by her own rules. She’s also a bit of a disaster. Following the sudden death of her mother, Elaine, she finds herself in crisis, unable to think straight with a debate raging inside her head. This movie makes that invisible conflict visible: Cassandra battles it out while figuring out what to say at her mother’s funeral.
What unfolds is a wild careening through grief, anger, sex and self-sabotage in an exploration of the messy lives of women from both generations. Raucous jokes, musical numbers and heart- breaking memories add up to a deeply moving and political portrait of a mother and a daughter as seen through the eyes of one conflicted young woman.