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This feature film will also be available to view on Leeds Film Player from 10 to 17 November.

The screening on 9 November will include subtitles for the D/deaf and people experiencing hearing loss, and audio description for customers who are blind or partially sighted.

In this original romantic comedy turned thriller, Jaakko (Petri Poikolainen), who has MS, uses a wheelchair and has sight loss, spends his days talking to Sirpa on the phone about cinema and television. When Sirpa’s illness takes a turn for the worse, Jaakko decides to take a spur-of-the-moment trip alone across the city to visit her, encountering obstacles and danger along the way. Shot in shallow focus, with Jaakko the only character we can clearly see, Poikolainen gives a compelling performance in this inventive piece of filmmaking.

Screening as part of Disability Futures, presented by LIFF 2022 and the University of Leeds, with funding from the Wellcome Trust. Disability Futures is also presented in partnership with injury and litigation specialist law firm Stewarts.