Nowhere Special

12:00 AM 08th December 2021

Window cleaner John is a devoted single father and the sole carer of his four-year-old son, Michael, as the child’s mother left them both after his birth. When John is diagnosed with a terminal illness, he is determined to spend his final months looking for a suitable adoptive family to care for Michael after he is gone.

Window cleaner John is a devoted single father and the sole carer of his four-year-old son, Michael, as the child’s mother left them both after his birth. The two live a simple life together and their deep bond is apparent as they go about their day-to-day routines.

When John is diagnosed with a terminal illness, he is determined to spend his final months looking for a suitable adoptive family to care for Michael after he is gone. The heart-breaking quest to find a new loving family for his son sees the two visiting prospective parents, with John struggling to make the impossible decision.

Nowhere Special is a tender story about love, life and loss, that never descends into melodrama.

Dir: Uberto Pasolini | 2020 | UK | 1 hr 36 mins | English | Cert 12A

“★ ★ ★ ★ Despite its inherent heartbreak, there is something peaceful, even uplifting about Nowhere Special, and the feeling lingers after the credits have rolled.”
- Aine O'Connor, The Sunday Independent

“This thoughtful film is a quiet gem that captures the beauty and complexities of life, warts and all.”
- Gemma Creagh, Film Ireland Magazine

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