Asa Butterfield Does Math to Relate to the World in 'X+Y' UK Trailer
"Did you know you can win medals for maths?" Yes, over in the United Kingdom, the subject is called "maths," and that's exactly what Asa Butterfield (Ender's Game) does to help him connect to a world he doesn't quite understand as a high-functioning autistic boy in the drama X+Y. Though it does have some hints of cheesiness and melodrama, there's a great supporting cast here that includes Rafe Spall, Sally Hawkins and Eddie Marsan, seemingly elevating this to a genuinely inspirational story. It looks charming and and uplifting, and we hope it gets a release here in the United States next year. Watch below!
Watch the first trailer for Morgan Matthews' X+Y from the TIFF premiere right here.
X+Y is directed by Morgan Matthews, a TV and documentary filmmaker of past, from a screenplay by newcomer James Graham. Diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum when he was a little boy, Nathan (Asa Butterfield) has always struggled to relate to people, even to his ever-loving and patient widowed mother, Julie (Sally Hawkins). Numbers (especially prime ones) are the only things that make sense to him. But when attentive teacher Mr. Humphreys (Rafe Spall) takes an interest in Nathan's talents, doors begin to open. The film opens in the UK on March 13th, 2015, but doesn't have a US release date yet.