John (James Norton Grantchester, Little Women), a 35-year-old window cleaner, has dedicated his life to bringing up his 4-yearold son, Michael. When John is given only a few months left to live, he attempts to find a new, perfect family for Michael, determined to shield him from the terrible reality of the situation. Although initially certain of what he is looking for in the perfect family, John gradually is overwhelmed by doubts. How can he judge a family from a brief encounter? And does he know his own child well enough to make this choice for him? A moving and deeply humanistic drama that will leave no feeling person untouched. Warsaw Film Festival Audience Award Winner, Venice International Film Festival, Sydney Film Festival, San Francisco International Film Festival.
“By their nature, modest stories are easily overlooked. Give Pasolini’s “little” film a chance, though, and the specialness of this project will blow you away.” –London Evening Standard
“In spite of myself I invested totally in Norton’s spine-tingling, intimate performance; and, in spite of myself, the end had me in floods of tears.” –The Guardian