Sanctuary

Sanctuary
  • 2017
  • Ireland
  • 1h 27min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Len Collin
  • Cast: Kieran Coppinger, Charlene Kelly, Stephen Marcus, Amy-Joyce Hastings
  • UK release: 29 December 2017

Love story between Larry (Coppinger), who has Down syndrome, and Sophie (Kelly) who has severe epilepsy. The screenplay avoids obvious soapboxing and shines a soul-searching light on how many people are denied things that the rest of us take for granted.

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Sanctuary

22 Dec 20173 stars

Quietly powerful Irish drama about the challenges faced by a young couple with intellectual disabilities

A young couple enjoy their first intimate moments together in the feature debut from London-born filmmaker Len Collin, an Irish comedy drama whose simple premise belies its quiet power. Adapted from the hit stage play from Galway-based Blue Teapot…

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