WHO’S IN IT?
Asa Butterfield (Hugo), Rafe Spall (Life of Pi), Sally Hawkins (Paddington), Eddie Marsan (The World’s End), Alex Lawther (The Imitation Game), Jo Yang (film debut), Martin McCann (Killing Bono)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Morgan Matthews (Shooting Bigfoot), director; James Graham (Caught in a Trap), writer; Laura Hastings-Smith (Hunger) and David M. Thompson (What We Did On Our Holiday), producers; Martin Phipps (Harry Brown), composer; Danny Cohen (The King’s Speech), cinematographer; Peter Lambert (Now Is Good), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Nathan (Butterfield) is a socially awkward teenager on the autistic spectrum, whose extreme interest in mathematics makes him a prodigy in the subject. When he is selected to participate in the British team at the International Mathematics Olympiad, he starts to make new friendships and new discoveries about his confidence and his place in the world…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
A charming tale for anyone who knows what it feels like to be a social outcast because of a certain diagnosis – which they shouldn’t by the way; and this comes from someone on the autistic spectrum themselves – and how you can inspire the world once you learn how to use it.