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Film: Sanctuary at Audi Dublin Film Festival

18 Feb 2017 (Past)

Light House Cinema

Larry and Sophie are in love. They bribe the feckless Tom to book them into a hotel for an afternoon 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.

Filmmaker in attendance.

Director Len Collin
Writer Christian O’Reilly
Cast Kieran Coppinger, Charlene Kelly, Robert Doherty, Michael Hayes, Emer Macken, Paul Connolly, Frank Butcher, Patrick Becker, Jennifer Cox, Valerie Egan

Saturday, 18th February, 2017, 8:30pm
Screen Light House 1
Duration 87 mins

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Sanctuary on Tour 

In association with access>CINEMA, and with the support of the Arts Council, we are delighted to announce three additional screenings of Len Collin’s Sanctuary in venues outside of Dublin during the Dublin Film Festival dates. Tickets available directly from the venues.

Mon 20th February | 20:00 | Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire

Tue 21st February | 20:00 | Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda

Wed 22nd February | 20:00 | Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge

Watch: Trailer for Sanctuary

A scene from Sanctuary shows care worker Tom in the cinema with the group

Witty and heart-warming, the award-winning Sanctuary is a fresh and beautifully acted ensemble piece from director Len Collin.

Gráinne Humphreys, Festival Director

Kieran Coppinger, playing lover Larry, the co-lead role in Sanctuary.


Audi Dublin Film Festival
Blue Teapot Theatre Company
Len Collin
Lighthouse Cinema
Zanzibar Films