Some Things I Know About My Mother, Some Things I Don’t

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A Portrait of the Artist Jacqueline Stanley


Memory comes in small moments.
Filmmaker Nichola Bruce unveils a nuanced and intimate family portrait,
centering on the indomitable spirit of her mother, the visionary artist Jacqueline Stanley.
Through a collage of small, profound moments, the film captures the essence of a determined woman’s extraordinary life,
weaving together threads of artistry, resilience,
and the indelible imprints of a shared history.


Coming soon for release in 2024.



Nichola Bruce works with moving image, as part of a lifelong archive, which informs her larger works. These include experimental, award-winning dramas and documentaries. Nichola was co-director of The Human Face (1990) featuring Laurie Anderson for BBC Arena as well as director of The Monument (1997) with Rachel Whiteread for BBC Arts and I Could Read the Sky (1999) with poet Dermot Healy. More recently she has made the film The Romance of Bricks (2019) with Artist Liz FInch.