Nowhere Special

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Nowhere Special

Nowhere Special

Nowhere Special

original title:

NOWHERE SPECIAL

directed by:

cast:

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

screenplay:

cinematography:

Marius Panduru

set design:

Patrick Creighton

music:

Andrew Simon McAllister

production:

Picomedia, Avanpost/Digital Cube, Rai Cinema, with the support of Eurimages, Romanian Film Center, Northern Ireland Screen

country:

Italy/UK/Romania

year:

2020

film run:

100'

format:

colour

status:

Ready (28/07/2020)

festivals & awards:

John, a 35-year-old window cleaner, has dedicated his life to bringing up his 4-year-old son, Michael, after the child's mother left them soon after giving birth. When John is given only a few months left to live, he attempts to find a new, perfect family for Michael, determined to shield him from the terrible reality of the situation. Although initially certain of what he is looking for in the perfect family, John gradually abandons his early convictions, over- whelmed by doubts on the decision. How can he judge a family from a brief encounter? And does he know his own child well enough to make this choice for him? As John struggles to find the right answer to his impossible task, he comes to accept the help of a young social worker, opening himself to solutions he would never have considered. And he finally comes to accept his anger at the injustice of his destiny, the need to share the truth with his son, and to follow the child's instincts on the biggest decision of their lives.