Directed by Alexander Mackendrick
  • UK
  • 93 mins
  • 1952
  • English

Jacqueline Wilson will attend this screening and introduce the film. 

Born deaf, Mandy is mute for most of her childhood. As she reaches school age her family, is in danger of breaking up. Christine, Mandy's mother, has heard of a residential school for the oral education of the deaf, where the children are taught to lip-read and, through the identification of objects, to speak - but her husband, Harry, wishes to have her home-schooled.

Age Suitability: 10+

Mandy is chosen by this year’s Festival Curator, beloved children’s author Dame Jacqueline Wilson. Other films chosen by Dame Jacqueline Wilson are The Illustrated Mum and The Secret Garden.

Read more about Dame Jacqueline Wilson's attendance at ADIFF17. 

School Bookings
Mandy is available for school bookings, which you can find our handy guide to here. If you have any questions or wish to make a school booking, call us on 01 687 7974 or email Sorcha, our Schools Liaison Officer.

A favourite of our guest curator Dame Jacqueline Wilson, with a stunning performance by Mandy Miller of "Nellie the Elephant" Fame.

Sarah Ahern, Fantastic Flix Programmer

Film Guests in Attendance

The screening will include an extended introduction from Dame Jacqueline Wilson. 

Film Guests in Attendance