The More You Ignore Me (2018)

The More You Ignore Me is a warm, comedy drama focusing on the life of an unconventional family in 1980s rural England.

Gina is a young mother, whose efforts to be a loving mother and wife are undermined by her declining mental health. Things deteriorate when she develops an obsession with the local weatherman, which leads to an admission to the nearby psychiatric hospital. Over the years, as she grows up, her daughter Alice struggles to relate to her heavily medicated mum, and causes chaos when she comes up with a plan to reconnect with her, which divides the family forever and leads to a moving climax.

Set to the songs of The Smiths, The More You Ignore Me provides a sometimes stark, yet comical insight into life within this quirky household, whilst addressing mental health issues and their impact on the family.

‘A terrific warmth and strength to this good-natured, big-hearted British comedy’


‘Combining bittersweet comedy with mental illness can’t be easy but Jo Brand does an impressive job’


‘A wonderfully unique film’ 




Written By

BAFTA® Winner, Jo Brand


Keith English


Sheridan Smith
Mark Addy
Ella Hunt
Ricky Tomlinson
Sally Phillips
Sheila Hancock

2019, National Film Award 

Winner, Best Comedy