Sanctuary

Larry and Sophie are in love. They bribe the feckless Tom to book them into a hotel for an afternoon’s 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.While Larry and Sophie try to figure out their feelings, their future and how to use a condom, their friends from the training centre escape the not so watchful eye of Tom and go on a joyful rampage through Galway. But circumstances will ultimately bring them all back to the hotel hideaway, where they will have to confront the high price that Larry and Sophie may have to pay for love.

Best Story
Director: 
Edwina Forkin
Runtime: 
01:27:00
Country of Origin: 
Ireland
Screenings / Awards: 
Galway Film Fleadh 07/2016 (Best First Feature Film)