Amid the vibrant neon lights of a chicken packaging factory, two women fall in love.

Dir. Janis Pugh / United Kingdom / 2023 / English

Helen (Louise Brealey) leads a dull life in a Welsh town, her days split between packaging chickens at the local processing plant and caring for her ex-husband's mother. Her unexciting routine is broken by the mysterious arrival of Joanne (Annabel Scholey), an old high-school friend whose appearance stirs dormant feelings. Together, the duo rediscovers the joys of living and falling in love, finding in their beloved community of fierce, independent working-class women the strength necessary to overcome small-town prejudice. Mixing big laughs, romance tropes, and musical elements, Janis Pugh’s vibrant directorial debut Chuck Chuck Baby tells a modern love story that is as refreshing as it is heartwarming.

Rafa Sales Ross, Film Programmer