My Feral Heart Screening at Florence Arts Centre

Films at Florence starts the New Year with a screening of the new independent British feature, My Feral Heart.

Thursday 12 January, 7pm:  Celebrating new British cinema at Florence Arts Centre in 2017 with a screening of Jane Gull’s My Feral Heart, a moving and magical portrait of one man’s experience in a daunting and confusing world.

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Luke, a fiercely independent young man with Down’s syndrome, is thrust into this world after a sudden bereavement; a new environment where he finds unexpected support from his feisty, streetwise carer and a local heir dealing with his own demons. As friendships bloom and long-buried secrets are revealed, Luke verges dangerously close to disaster. My Feral Heart is a beautifully realised, understated character study bolstered by strong performances, distinctive cinematography and a deeply evocative score by Barrington Pheloung.

Recently nominated for three British Independent Film Awards (BIFA), including a Best Actor nod for Steven Brandon in his first film role (alongside more seasoned actors Michael Fassbender and Shia Labeouf) the film has been praised by critics for its performances, writing and style. Steven Brandon, an actor with Down’s who was discovered via workshops with Mushroom Theatre Company, an inclusive group working with both able-bodied and disabled performers,  has been universally lauded for a breakout ‘magnetic’ performance. The cast also includes Shana Swash (Eastenders), Pixie Le Knot (Game of Thrones) and Eileen Pollock (Bread, Angela’s Ashes).

This will be the first of Florence’s film screenings in 2017, with many more to follow, including a FREE film every Wednesday afternoon for over-60s and curated seasons of classics, new releases, cult and hidden gems.

Tickets cost £5 standard or just £2 for concessions, available from www.florenceartscentre.com or 01946 824946

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