Screening: My Feral Heart


From 11 November 2016




Garage Auditorium


My Feral Heart is a heartfelt study of the reticent character of the hero Luke, an independent young man with Down’s syndrome, who is facing dramatic life changes, new friendships and new challenges.

A sudden bereavement throws Luke, a fiercely independent young man with Down’s syndrome, into a daunting new environment where he finds unexpected support from his feisty, streetwise carer and a local heir dealing with his own demons. As friendships bloom and long-buried secrets are revealed, Luke verges dangerously close to disaster. My Feral Heart is a beautifully realized, understated character study bolstered by strong performances, distinctive cinematography and a deeply evocative score.

My Feral Heart
Dir. Jane Gull, 83 minutes, UK, 2016


Jane Gullis—a Berlinale Talent Campus alumnus whose short films have been supported by the UK Film Council since 2005. Gull's refreshing brand of social realism has earned her international recognition. Her film Sunny Boy screened at the 2011 Woodstock Film Festival, won Le Grand Prix du Jury at Entr'2 Marches, Cannes and was acquired by Channel 4 and TV ARTE. Gull's feature debut, My Feral Heart (Audience Award Winner, Cinequest 2016), had its UK premiere in the Best of British strand at the Edinburgh International Film Festival (2016).

Steven Brandon is a British actor with Down Syndrome. Steven's debut as the lead in the feature film My Feral Heart has already garnered attention and praise, with the film’s recognition at a number of festivals worldwide, including Cinequest (California) and the Edinburgh International Film Festival (2016). Steven possesses a wonderful blend of humor and sensitivity, an undeniable on-screen presence, and he excels in improvisation. These qualities enhance his performances and make him a joy to work with.


Free admission with advance registration
The film will be screened in English with Russian subtitles