Ireland

SANCTUARY

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    In a world conspiring to keep two people apart, can love actually triumph? Larry (Kieran Coppinger) and Sophie (Charlene Kelly) are in love and keen to book into a hotel for some alone time. Trouble is, both parties have intellectual disabilities and, unless they are married, they are likely to be in breach of the law. Their sympathetic care worker Tom (Robert Doherty) comes to their rescue only to have a comedy of errors unfold as his other charges run amok. Director Len Collin’s debut features a real-life cast  of intellectually disabled actors. Sanctuary has been hailed for its considerable humour while treating tough issues with compassion and understanding.

ROMANTIC DRAMA, 2017  |  90 MIN  |  NC16  ENGLISH

D I R E C T O R

Lens Collins

C A S T

Kieran Coppinger, Charlene Kelly, Robert Doherty, Michael Hayes, Emer Macken, Paul Connolly, Frank Butcher, Patrick Becker, Jennifer Cox and Valerie Egan

H O N O R S / A C C O L A D E S

Sanctuary has won major awards at the Dublin International Film Festival, the Galway Film Fleadh, and the Newport Beach Film Festival
28th Galway Film Fleadh, Best First Irish Feature