The Specials

The Specials – Ottawa Premiere on Friday July 16th!

Advance tickets for The Specials are now available via events.com!

For twenty years, Bruno and Malik have lived in a different world-the world of autistic children and teens. In charge of two separate nonprofit organizations (The Hatch and The Shelter), they train young people from underprivileged areas to be caregivers for extreme cases that have been refused by all other institutions. French with English subtitles.

San Sebastián International Film Festival: Audience Award winner!
Sitges – Catalonian International Film Festival: ICDN’s Semiramis Award for Best Casting!
Hamburg Film Festival: Best Film nominee!

4.5 / 5 Stars! “does the remarkable job of delivering both heart and a very vivid depiction of life on the frontlines of mental health care.” (Stuff)

“stirring, heartfelt and powerful…It’s a fascinating film” (Cineuropa)

“a powerful and accomplished film…Vincent Cassel delivers one of his best performances” (Screen Daily)

For twenty years, Bruno and Malik have lived in a different world—the world of autistic children and teens. In charge of two separate nonprofit organizations (The Hatch & The Shelter), they train young people from underprivileged areas to be caregivers for extreme cases that have been refused by all other institutions. It’s an exceptional partnership, outside of traditional settings, for some quite extraordinary characters.
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