James Norton, Daniel Lamont, Eileen O’Higgins, Valene Kane, Keith McErlean, Sean Sloan, Laura Hughes, Siobhan McSweeney, Chris Corrigan, Evá Morris, Louise Matthews, Roisin Gallagher, Caolan Byrne
Andrew Simon McAllister
Lucky Red [Italy], Icon Film [Australia], Cineart [Belgium], A2 Filmes [Brazil], Sphère Films [Canada], Scanbox Entertainment [Denmark], Russian World Vision [Estonia], Scanbox Entertainment [Finland], Arp Sélection [France], Piffl Medien [Germany], Mozinet [Hungary], Scanbox Entertainment [Iceland], Curzon Film [Ireland], Lev Cinema [Israel], Kino Films [Japan], Russian World Vision [Latvia], Russian World Vision [Lithuania], Gussi [Mexico], Cineart [Netherlands], Icon Film [New Zealand], Scanbox Entertainment [Norway], Russian World Vision [Russia], A Contracorriente Films [Spain], Scanbox Entertainment [Sweden], Filmcoopi Zurich [Switzerland], MovieCloud [Taiwan], Russian World Vision [Ukraine], Curzon Film [United Kingdom], Cohen Media Group [United States]
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John, a 35-year-old window cleaner, devotes his life to raising his 4-year-old son Michael, as the child’s mother left them immediately after his birth. Their life is a simple one, made up of universal daily rituals, a life of complete dedication and innocent love that reveals the strength of their relationship. But John only has a few months to live. Since he has no family to turn to, he will spend the days left to him looking for a new and perfect one to adopt Michael, trying to protect his child from the terrible reality.
I wanted to make this film as soon as I read about a terminally ill father who was trying to find a new family for his son before dying. Although the situation in which the main characters find themselves is an extremely dramatic one, the decision I took when writing the script was to approach the story in a very subtle, discreet manner, keeping as far away as possible from melodrama and sentimentalism. The biggest challenge was to work with such a small child and create a credible and moving father-son relationship. At the age of just four the young Daniel Lamont is a born actor, extraordinary aware and sensitive, and he has had the fortune to work alongside an actor of great talent and generosity like James Norton.