Wicklow Film Festival: Sanctuary (Cert: 15A) @ The Mermaid Arts Centre

8th September 2017 @ 7:00 pm

Wicklow Film Festival: Sanctuary (Cert: 15A)

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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