Athens International Film Festival

THE REASON I JUMP

27/9/2020, 19:30, ATHINAIA
29/9/2020, 19:45, RIVIERA



The sensational best-seller written by a 14-year old autistic kid in Japan is transformed by Jerry Rothwell into a real whirlwind of sound, visions, memories and magical images thus illustrating with rare sensitivity the way children with autism perceive the world. The result is a unique documentary, both miraculous and wonderful, which won the Audience Award at Sundance and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize. Director in attendance


UK, USA | 2020 | COLOR | DCP | 82' | ENGLISH, KRIO

Naoki Higashida was diagnosed at the age of 5 with autism. At 13 he co-wrote the book that lends its title to Jerry Rothwell’s documentary. It’s rather impossible to imagine how the world would be if one couldn’t express himself, or hadn’t a way to show in a comprehensible manner what one wants, needs, means.

The revolutionary subject of the film is whether we are still able to listen to voices we cannot comprehend, whether we are still humane enough to care. It will reduce you to tears while teaching biological versatility and showing the vast tenderness of people that make you want to be a better person. I.D.

DIRECTOR: Jerry Rothwell
DoP: Ruben Woodin Dechamps
MUSIC: Nainita Desai
​EDITOR: David Charap

JERRY ROTHWELL
British documentary producer and director for television and cinema. His debut was the wonderful ‘Deep Water’ (2006). He has participated and has been awarded at several festivals. He won the Audience Award for documentary for ‘The Reason I Jump’ at Sundance Film Festival.

FILMOGRAPHY
2020 The Reason I Jump
2018 The School in the Cloud
2016 Sour Grapes
2015 How to Change the World
2012 Town of Runners
2010 Donor Unknown
2008 Heavy Load
2006 Deep Water


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        : International Documentaries Competition - Stranger Than Fiction

        SONGS OF REPRESSION

        SONGS OF REPRESSION

        24/9/2020, 19:30, AEGLI ZAPPIOU
        3/10/2020, 19:45, GREEK FILM ARCHIVE

        TRANSFER

        TRANSFER

        25/9/2020, 22:15, ANESIS
        1/10/2020, 19:45, RIVIERA

        IN A WHISPER / A MEDIA VOZ

        IN A WHISPER / A MEDIA VOZ

        26/9/2020, 19:30, ATHINAIA
        27/9/2020, 19:45, RIVIERA

        THE FOUNDATION PIT / KOTLOVAN

        THE FOUNDATION PIT / KOTLOVAN

        27/9/2020, 22:00, STELLA
        29/9/2020, 19:45, GREEK FILM ARCHIVE

        SPACE DOGS

        SPACE DOGS

        28/9/2020, 19:30, ANESIS

        IF IT WERE LOVE / SI C'ÉTAIT DE L'AMOUR

        IF IT WERE LOVE / SI C'ÉTAIT DE L'AMOUR

        30/9/2020, 22:30, ATHINAIA
        3/10/2020, 22:30, GREEK FILM ARCHIVE

        PETIT SAMEDI

        PETIT SAMEDI

        1/10/2020, 19;45, TRIANON