Film still from The Sunflower Inn. Image courtesy of British Council New Zealand

Film still from The Sunflower Inn. Image courtesy of British Council New Zealand

Sunflower Inn

British Council John Grierson Documentary Series
  • Sun 23 Jun 2019
  • 4—4:50PM
  • Len Lye Centre Cinema
  • All welcome
  • Free entry tickets will be re-allocated to waiting customers five minutes after screening start time
  • Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
  • Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked
  • Rated exempt

'La Locanda dei Girasoli' (The Sunflower Inn) in Rome serves great food. But there is one difference from other Roman pizzerias: most of the staff have Down Syndrome.

Sunflower Inn observes a special corner of the Italian capital where ordinary human beings achieve the extraordinary. We witness a life-giving experiment in integration - moving, funny and somehow heroic. We enter into the interior worlds of the characters to share their joys, sorrows and dreams for the future; dreams that sooner or later will be confronted with the realities of the outside world.

UK, 2016, 40 min., Dir. Miriam Ernst

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