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My Feral Heart (2016)

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Luke, an independent young man with Down's syndrome stumbles upon a wild and life changing friendship.

Director:

Jane Gull

Writer:

Duncan Paveling
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Steven Brandon Steven Brandon ... Luke
Shana Swash Shana Swash ... Eve
Sarah Ioannou Sarah Ioannou ... Woman in Butcher's Shop
Will Rastall ... Pete
Keith Austin Keith Austin ... Butcher
Pixie Le Knot ... The Girl
Eileen Pollock Eileen Pollock ... Joan
Suzanna Hamilton Suzanna Hamilton ... Margaret
Stephen Pepperdine Stephen Pepperdine ... Bin Loader
Lewis Nicolas ... Charlie
Darren Kent ... Sam
Kerryann White Kerryann White ... Social Worker
Keith Chanter ... William
Joe Gooch ... The Supervisor
Rachael Cox Rachael Cox ... Jenny
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Luke, an independent young man with Down's syndrome, is forced to live in a care home after his elderly mother dies. He struggles to settle there, both frustrated at having his wings clipped by its rules, and unimpressed by his new house mates. His disappointment with his new home soon turns to wonder when Luke discovers a way out and begins to explore the surrounding countryside. When he is caught sneaking out by Pete, a troubled youth who tends the gardens at the home, the two strike up an unlikely rapport: Pete covers for Luke and in return Luke helps Pete clear the garden. On one illicit excursion to the adjoining field Luke discovers a young girl in desperate need of his help.

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We're not so different

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Drama

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UK

Release Date:

4 November 2016 (UK) See more »

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A heartfelt and sensitive portrait of our human selves
28 January 2017 | by mmcguchan-1See all my reviews

If the score was for intention and sincerity, this would entirely be a 10. This is a super-low-budget British drama that shines a light on characters not often represented on the big screen. The filmmakers have proceeded with absolute integrity of purpose, the film is not at all preachy, it's "just" a story and doesn't try to give answers or deliver a sermon. We are invited to spend time with characters healing after traumas. The plot has a mystery at its core that is left narratively unresolved but there is definitely an emotional climax to the story that leaves you wanting more. Well done to Ms Gull, Mr Paveling and their talented collaborators for showing the world that UK indie film is fighting fit and ready to take on the world!


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