The Wrong Flowers
by Nicola Williams

hands holding flowers


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Still from The Wrong Flowers


A short film film based on a poem by Brenda Cook, a Bristol artist with learning difficulties

"I am wanting to be me
When I was small
And picking the wrong flowers" Brenda Cook

Brenda Cook said: "I want to show people who I am, my own way. I've moved on from all that, I've got my own flowers now, I get my colours by doing my arts."

Set in the 1940s, the film is a poignant exploration of the young Brenda's realisation of her differences, and how she creates a vivid fantasy world to stop her sense of individuality being submerged.




Year 2001
Original format
Screening format
Aspect ratio
Colour / B&W


A Picture This Moving Image production in association with Art + Power; with financial support from the South West Media Development Agency and the British Film Institute.

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