“A milestone film that is as entertaining and well-crafted as it is destined to kickstart necessary debate about the discrimination faced by people with intellectual disabilities”
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.
Director Len Collin and cast will attend.
Director Len Collin
Cast Charlene Kelly, Kieran Coppinger, Robert Doherty, Frank Butcher, Paul Connelly, Valerie Egan, Michael Hayes, Patrick Becker, Emer Macken, Jennifer Cox
Script Christian O’Reilly
Producer Edwina Forkin