Portrait of Kaye

© Plainsong / Agile Films
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Restricted by her lifelong agoraphobia, Kaye has spent most of her life within the four walls of her parents’ house. Finding relief from her fears in the faces and lives of old film stars, she pastes their images alongside those of her deceased family on the walls of her house, creating a kaleidoscopic collage that mixes personal history with Hollywood fantasy. Told first-hand via freewheeling monologues, Portrait of Kaye is a bittersweet portrait of a woman forming her own unique identity while navigating the conflicting influences of her mother’s bawdy humour and her father’s anxieties.

Genre: Documentary

Welsh Connections

Directed by: Ben Reed
Produced by: Hayley Williams

Production Details

Cast: Kaye Mannion
Co–Produced: Paria Eskandari
Executive Producer: Myles Payne
Colour: Hannu Käki
Sound Design: Svante Colérus
Title Design: Amy Preston-Hall

Technical Details

Length: 56 minutes
Language: English
Certificate: 12A
Format: DCP
Accessibility: Closed captions available


Date: January 2023

Sheffield Doc Fest – 2021
International Premiere – Hot Docs Toronto – 2022
Zanzibar International Film Festival – 2022


Rightsholder: Plainsong / Agile Films

Contact: benreed49@hotmail.com OR hayley@agilefilms.com