05. September 2019

Now shooting in Belfast, Northern Ireland, the film stars James Norton as thirty-five-year-old window cleaner John, who has dedicated his life to bringing up his son after the child’s mother left them soon after the birth. When John is given a few months to live, he attempts to find a new family for his child.

Multi-hyphenate Pasolini also wrote the screenplay and serves as the main producer on the project. The filmmaker’s previous credits include producing The Full Monty and Bel Ami.

As a director, Pasolini’s last feature was 2013 drama Still Life with Eddie Marsan and Joanna Froggatt. Beta also collaborated with the director on that film - which premiered in Venice’s Orizzonti section in 2013 and secured releases in countries including US, UK, Australia and New zealand, Italy, Germany, France, Benelux, Japan, and Korea – as well as Pasolini’s 2008 feature Machan, which was also at Venice.

Nowhere Special is a UK-Italy-Romania co-production between Picomedia SRL, Nowhere Special Ltd, Avanpost/Digital Cube SRL, in association with Rai Cinema, with the support of Northern Ireland Screen and Eurimages.

Still Life was a particularly joyful collaboration with many deserved awards and numerous sales and, most importantly, successful releases in many territories. We feel that Nowhere Special has a similar tone, but may be even more accessible,” commented Beta’s Thorsten Ritter.