Luke, an independent young man with Down's syndrome stumbles upon a wild and life changing friendship. Screened as part of the MINDS Film Festival, organized by the Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore, and the Singapore Film Society. Supported by Nomura. With post-screening dialogue with director Jane Gull.
30 July 2016 (Saturday), 1:30pm
Golden Village Plaza Plaza Singapura Shopping Centre
(near Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station)
Admission for SFS members with valid Individual Membership or Reel Card. You may bring up to 2 guests if you hold a SFS Reel Card. Non-members may sign up online or at our booth. No tickets will be sold. Our booth will open 30 mins before the screening time at the venue.
With post-screening dialogue with director Jane Gull
2016 | UK | Drama | In English | 83 mins | NC16 (Brief Nudity)
Synopsis: This deeply moving, beautifully crafted film about an independent young man with Down’s syndrome, had its World Premiere in the United States in March this year, and its European Premiere at the Cannes Festival International Entr'2 Marches in May. We are delighted to be able to present its Asian Premiere as our Opening screening.
Steven Brandon plays Luke, forced to live at Blossom House care home after his elderly mother dies. No longer able to enjoy the freedom to which he’s been accustomed, and initially unimpressed by his new housemates, he soon discovers a way out and begins to explore the surrounding countryside. Rescuing a young injured girl, forging an unlikely alliance with a youth gardener doing “community payback”, and gradually trusting his caregiver, Luke is the centre of a story that unfolds with nature as its backdrop, love as its fuel, and hope in humanity as its uplifting call.
We salute Steven’s powerful performance, and also record our deepest gratitude to producer James Rumsey for all his help in making the film available to us, and of course director Jane Gull for gracing our Festival with her presence.
Screened as part of the MINDS Film Festival, organized by the Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore, and the Singapore Film Society. Supported by Nomura.