BBFC RatingSanctuary

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DirectorLen Collin
Running Time1HR 27MINS
SeasonMain Programme

The 18:20 screening on Wed 3 January will be followed by a Q&A with director Len Collin and members of the cast.

Sanctuary is one of the most ambitious, innovative and deeply moving Irish films of recent times.

Larry (Kieran Coppinger) and Sophie (Charlene Kelly) are in love. They bribe the feckless Tom (Robert Doherty) to book them into a hotel for an afternoon 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.