Poly Styrene: I Am a Cliché
When X-Ray Spex singer, punk icon Poly Styrene, died of breast cancer, the daughter took over her mother's archive. A journey through time and space, to mend their strained relationship - even if it's too late. Through the film, we get to follow this journey, see London's punk scene from the inside, and how a racialized female role model can be created.
Poly Styrene's voice is read by Oscar nominee Ruth Negga, and the film won the British Independent Film Award for best documentary film.
|Original title:||Poly Styrene: I Am a Cliche|
|Director:||Paul Sng, Celeste Bell|
|Producer:||Rebecca Mark-Lawson, Daria Nitsche, Matthew Silverman|
|Script:||Paul Sng, Celeste Bell, Zoe Howe|
|Starring:||Celeste Bell, Poly Styrene, Ruth Negga|