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Sanctuary

Synopsis: 

Larry and Sophie are in love. They bribe the feckless Tom to book them into a hotel for an afternoon’s tryst and look forward to getting to know each other, like countless couples before them.

But Larry and Sophie aren’t any couple; they both have intellectual disabilities and Tom is their care worker. By attempting to be intimate, they aren’t just breaking the rules – they’re breaking the law.

While Larry and Sophie try to figure out their feelings, their future and how to use a condom, their friends from the training centre escape the not so watchful eye of Tom and go on a joyful rampage through Galway. But circumstances will ultimately bring them all back to the hotel hideaway, where they will have to confront the high price that Larry and Sophie may have to pay for love.

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Runtime: 
01:25:00

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Screenings / Awards: 

Awards

 

Best 1st Feature - Galway Film Fleadh 2016

Critics award - Audi Dublin International Film Festival - 2017

Jury - Best Director - Newport Beach International Film Festival 2017

Festivals to Date:

 

 

Bentonville International Film Festival 2017

 

Reelabilities -  New York 2017

 

Reelabilities – Toronto 2017

 

Chicago Irish Film Festival 2017

 

Luxembourg British and Irish Film Festival 2017

 

Perth International Film Festival 2017

 

Irish Film Festival Sydney

 

Irish Film Festival Melbourne

 

Irish Film Festa Roma

 

Irish Film Festival Boston

 

 

Coming Up:

 

Cameraimage Poland (Nov 2017)

 

Breaking Barriers Film Festival Moscow (October 2017 Date TBC)

 

Oska Bright Film Festival Brighton (November 2017 Date TBC)

 

Pacific Rim Conference on Disability Hawaii (Date TBC)

Directed by: 
Len Collin
Writing credits: 
Christian O'Reilly
Cast: 
Cast in order of appearance Larry - Kieran Coppinger Larry’s Mum - Eileen Gibbons Sophie - Charlene Kelly Eileen - Caroline Grace Cassidy Rita - Jennifer Cox Daragh - Richard Hickey Tom - Robert Doherty Andrew - Patrick Becker William - Frank Butcher Matthew - Paul Connelly Alice - Valerie Egan Peter - Michael Hayes Sandy - Emer Macken Patricia Kelly - Orla McGovern Sean – Burger Bar - Christian O’Reilly Jim the Bus Driver - Steven Monaghan Danny the Popcorn - Christopher Dunne Theresa - Tara Breathnach Clare - Karen Murphy Man in Toilet - Howard Gibbins Bar Man - Brian Durcan Joseph Stephen Marcus Iseult - Amy-Joyce Hastings Garda - Garrett Phillips
Produced by: 
Edwina Forkin
Release Date: 
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Total votes: 589

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