Two for Joy
1 Hour 30 Minutes
Two For Joy is a visceral and moving exploration of one British family's life, navigating their way through grief in the years following their father's death. Aisha's struggle with mental health is making home life increasingly unmanageable for her teenage daughter Vi and young adolescent son Troy. Vi has been forced to grow up fast, caring for her mother whilst also trying to look after Troy. With no father figure and mother-daughter roles reversed, Troy has become a law unto himself, excluded from school he spends his days cruising the estate or fishing the reservoir.
The tension at home is palpable - something has to give. The trio decide to take a trip to their late father/husband's idyllically placed caravan, overlooking the sea. They befriend the holiday park caretaker Lias, his unhinged sister Lilah and her daughter Miranda. A family in the midst of their own drama. This is a portrait of modern Britain seen through the eyes of a family in crisis.