Wicklow Film Festival: Sanctuary (Cert: 15A)

Fri 8 Sep 2017

Wicklow Film Festival 2018, Cinema

Post-film discussion with Len Collin, Director & Christian O'Reilly, Screenwriter. 

Larry and Sophie are in love. What could be more natural for them than to want to be alone, together? 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. Both hilarious and heartbreaking, Sanctuary is a truly subversive piece of cinema about two young people trying to be together, in a world doing everything to keep them apart.

Winner Best First Feature Award, Galway Film Fleadh 2016
Winner Michael Dwyer Discovery Award – Blue Teapot cast, Audi Dublin International Film Festival 2017


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€8 Full Price
€6.50 concession


90 mins