NOWHERE SPECIAL

Rating: M
Length: 96 mins
Cast: James Norton, Daniel Lamont, Eileen O’Higgins , Valerie O’Connor, Valene Kane, Stella McCusker

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.

“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.

“By their nature, modest stories are easily overlooked. Give Pasolini’s “little” film a chance, though, and the specialness of this project will blow you away.” – London Evening Standard.

“Uplifting in its own understated way.” – Little White Lies.

“Prepare to have your heart gently warmed by this touching drama from Italian director Uberto Pasolini.”- Radio Times.

“In spite of myself I invested totally in Norton’s spine-tingling, intimate performance; and, in spite of myself, the end had me in floods of tears.” – Guardian.

“The very simplicity of Nowhere Special is a mighty risk. Against such a plain backdrop, the mawkish would glare out horribly. The condescending likewise. This poignant, careful film is neither.” – Finacial Times.

Official Trailer