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Nowhere Special
Official Selection

Nowhere Special

John (the talented James Norton, Grantchester, Little Women), a 35-year-old window cleaner, devotes his life to bringing up his 4-year-old son, Michael, after the child's mother left them soon after giving birth. Their life is a simple one, made up of universal daily rituals and innocent love that reveals the strength of their relationship.

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, John becomes overwhelmed by doubts about the decision and in his struggle, he accepts the help of a young social worker. Finally accepting his anger at the injustice of his destiny, John realises the need to share the truth with his son and to follow the child's instincts on the biggest decision of their lives.

A poignant story told with great tenderness and enormous heart, Nowhere Special is a beautiful film that examines the small and intimate moments of a moving father-son relationship.

Uberto Pasolini
James Norton, Daniel Lamont, Eileen O'Higgins, Valene Kane, Keith McErlean
2020 | 96 min | Drama | United Kingdom, Italy, Romania
The film is affecting in its sure understanding of emotions.
Sunday Times
Valladolid International Film Festival 2020, Audience Award
Warsaw International Film Festival 2020, Feature Film Audience Award
Pula Film Festival 2021, Audience Award
Venice Film Festival 2020, Horizons Award
Valladolid International Film Festival 2020, Best Film