Nowhere Special

Nowhere Special

Nowhere Special

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.

Winner – Audience Award for Feature Film – Warsaw International Film Festival
Winner – Audience Award for Director – Valladolid International Film Festival
Nominee – Best Film – Venice Film Festival

“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.” – Screen International

“Intimate drama set in contemporary Belfast” – Variety

“Beautiful and heart-breaking” Corriere Della Sera

“Expressive, sensitive and incredibly touching” The Upcoming

“A superb James Norton” - Cinematografo

“A beautiful and exceptionally moving experience” The Upcoming

Release Date: Mar 24, 2022
Rating: M
Runtime: 95 mins
Director: Uberto Pasolini
Actors: Chris Corrigan, Eileen O'Higgins, James Norton, Keith McErlean, Rhoda Ofori-Attah, Valene Kane

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