X + Y, Glasgow Film Festival 2015 review Pat Byrne
Now showing GFT
I went along this morning (Friday 13 April) to the GFT for the press screening of X + Y. I’m not a huge fan of coming of age films and the subject matter didn’t sound terribly appealing – Nathan is a teenager with autism, who is also a maths prodigy, pursuing a place on the British Team for the International Mathematics Olympiad.
It’s a great movie
What a super surprise – I absolutely loved it. The story was absorbing with many layers; a complex film but nothing escapes you. It includes flash backs to the boy’s childhood, his tense relationship with his mum, Julie (Sally Hawkins), a troubled Math’s tutor. Mr Humphries (Rafe Spall), and a number of supporting characters, all well drawn – and acted. It certainly pulls at the heartstrings but not in a maudlin way and manages to be sad, tense and uplifting. It’s also beautifully shot – I particularly enjoyed the street scenes in Taiwan.
It’s a gem – bring a hankie.
The Director is Morgan Matthews.
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