Sanctuary - Irish Film Festa

Ireland, 2016

Director: Len Collin; screenplay: Christian O’Reilly; creative consultant: Petal Pilley; cinematography: Russell Gleeson; editing: Julian Ulrichs; music: Joe Conlon; production design: Eleanor Wood; costumes: Sonja Mohlich; producers: Edwina Forkin, Siobhán Ní Ghadhra; production companies: Zanzibar Films in association with Blue Teapot Theatre Company; Irish location: Galway; running time: 88’

Cast: Charlene Kelly, Kieran Coppinger, Robert Doherty, Frank Butcher, Paul Connelly, Valerie Egan, Michael Hayes, Patrick Becker, Emer Macken, Jennifer Cox, Tara Breathnach, Amy-Joyce Hastings



Larry and Sophie are in love. What could be more natural for them than to want to be alone, together? But Larry and Sophie aren’t any couple – they both have intellectual disabilities. By attempting to be intimate, they aren’t just breaking the rules – they are breaking the law. 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.