X+Y (12A) is showing at the Connaught Cinema and Studio, Worthing from Friday March 20th to Thursday March 26th.
Nathan (Butterfield, Ender’s Game) is a shy schoolboy on the autistic spectrum, gifted at maths but socially awkward. He lives with his sweet mother (Hawkins), both of them still reeling from the sudden death of his father. When Nathan gets the opportunity to travel to Taiwan and compete in a junior maths contest, he must confront two new scenarios: mixing with other kids far from home, and not always being the smartest person in the room.
It’s a simple, subtle and engaging tale, thanks to superb performances, strong characters and an undercurrent of affectionate humour that draws out the comedy in socially challenged personalities with a gentle smile and a reverence for their extraordinary talents. The result is a quietly uplifting watch, celebrating diversity and encouraging tolerance – whether for different cultures or for different minds.
Running time: 109 minutes.
Show times: Tuesday March 24th at 3.30 pm and 8.30 pm, Wednesday March 25th at 3.30 pm and 8.30 pm and Thursday March 26th at 2.00 pm.
The Connaught Cinema and Studio are at 3 Union Place, Worthing.