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Sanctuary

A funny film about sex, love, friends and freedom. These are things many of us take for granted, but for Larry with Down’s Syndrome and Sophie with epilepsy it is a mountain to climb. 

Larry and Sophie are attracted to each other and, through a care worker Tom, they sneak away to a hotel room during a supervised trip to the cinema. What do they do once they are there? How do they express a love that dare not speak it’s name? Are they aware that in Ireland they are about to break the law? 

This debut feature from Northumbria University's Len Collin skillfully balances humour and seriousness to tell a story of two lovers who refuse to be defined by their disabilities.


Event Information

Running Time: 1hr 28mins

BBFC Advice: 15

Director(s): Len Collin.

Country of Origin: Ireland

Year of release:

Language(s): English

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