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Nowhere Special (2020)

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Director: Uberto Pasolini Run Time: 96 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2020

Starring: Daniel Lamont, Eileen O'Higgins, James Norton, Stella McCusker, Valerie O'Connor

Country: United Kingdom, Italy, Romania
Language: English

About the film:

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.

Overwhelmed by doubts, 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.

“Uberto Pasolini’s film takes a real-life story as his starting block and turns this tiny Northern Ireland-set tale into an almost sensory experience.”

—Fionnuala Halligan, ScreenDaily

About the filmmaker:

Uberto Pasolini is an Italian film producer, writer, and director. His debut film Machan (2008) premiered at Venice Film Festival, where it won three awards—Label Europa Cinemas, the FEDIC Award, and the Fedora Award for Best Film (Venice Days). The film won various other awards as well, including Best Feature Film at the Palm Beach International Film Festival. Pasolini’s follow-up feature Still Life (2013) received similar accolades including the Interfaith Award for Best Feature at St. Louis International Film Festival and Best Foreign Film at the Hochi Film Awards. Nowhere Special (2020), Pasolini’s third feature film, premiered at Venice Film Festival and won the Audience Award for Best Feature Film at Warsaw International Film Festival.

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