Today’s screening will have a pre-recorded introduction by autistic actor Jules Robertson (Holby Cit and star of new short film Love).
Actor Jules Robertson (Holby City) selects this coming-of-age drama about the Mollison family, whose oldest son Luke is an autistic teenager. Roberston writes: ‘I think it contains an important and honest message about what it can be like for a family when one of them has additional needs.’
THE BLACK BALLOON
Directed by: Elissa Down
Produced by: Tristram Miall
Written by: Elissa Down
Director of Photography: Denson Baker
Editing: Veronika Jenet
Original Music: Michael Yezerski
Rhys Wakefield (Thomas Mollison)
Luke Ford (Charlie Mollison)
Gemma Ward (Jackie Masters)
Erik Thomson (Simon Mollison)
Toni Collette (Maggie Mollison)
BFI Southbank has been awarded the National Autistic Society’s Autism Friendly Award.
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The next relaxed screening is:
Monday 31 January 18:10 NFT3
+ Discussion in Blue Room
Relaxed screenings are presented each month for those in the neuro-diverse community, their assistants and carers.