Exclusive interview: Director Kate Dolan talks hit horror ‘You Are Not My Mother’

You only get one chance to make a first impression, something writer and director Kate Dolan has

pulled off impressively with her debut feature You Are Not My Mother.

The atmospheric and haunting combination of supernatural horror and family drama follows three

generations of an Irish clan all traumatized in different ways by the same event.

Hazel Doupe’s Char endures the trials and tribulations of high school life,

while also dealing with her increasingly withdrawn mother Angela (played by Carolyn Bracken),

who’s been suffering from mental health problems.

When Angela suddenly disappears without a trace, only to return home without explanation and possessing a very different personality,

Ingrid Craigie’s superstitious matriarch Rita instantly assumes something sinister is afoot.