Nowhere special

Nowhere special ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Director: Uberto Pasolini. Cast: James NortonDaniel LamontEileen O’Higgins 

Nowhere special is based on a true story of thirty-five-year-old window cleaner John who is raising a son on his own (The mother left after giving birth). When is given few months to live he’s not only determined to shield his 4 years old son from the the truth, but also he tries to find the perfect family to raise him after he’s gone.Shown at the Venice Festival in September 2020, “Nowhere special” is a small independent co-production between the UK and Italy (It comes out in the UK in March 2021), which unlike its title actually goes somewhere special.

It is a rather powerful film that’s certain to leave a mark on whoever watches it.Needless to say I found it absolutely heart-breaking and could hardly contain my tears, but despite its harrowing premise director Uberto Pasolini (yes, the same guy who did the Full Monthy) never gets sentimental or melodramatic, preferring a more delicate, subtle and natural approach, aided by two magnificent performances by both father (James Norton recently seen in “Little Women”) and then incredibly cute little boy (Daniel Lamont).

Beyond the moving set-up, this is really a film about the search of what it means to be a good parent.It is a slow but sensitive film made of quiet moments, silent looks and small gesture which all speak louder than any words. It’s not a masterpiece by all means by it really touched me and I know it’ll stay with me for a while. The scene where the father prepares a box full of letters for his son to open when he’ll be older is a little microcosm of the film itself: melancholic, touching, simple and quiet and yet immensely powerful and rather devastating.

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