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My Feral Heart 12 rating

A young man with Down's syndrome is forced into care after his mother dies, in this sensitive, poignant and naturalistic drama.

Drama 2016 83 mins

Director: Jane Gull



Luke (Steven Brandon), a young man with Down's syndrome who prizes his independence, is forced into a care home after the death of his mother. There he rails against the restrictions imposed on him, but his frustrations are allayed by his budding friendships with his care-worker Eve (Shana Swash) and a mysterious feral girl (Pixie Le Knot).

Debut director Jane Gull has crafted a sensitive, poignant and creditably naturalistic drama that lingers in the memory; anchored around Brandon's superb lead performance.