A Brilliant Young Mind (X+Y)

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At the time I’m writing, A Brilliant Young Mind is a few hours away from its release in the USA cinemas. Also known as X+Y, the movie was initially released in the UK cinemas on 13 March 2015 after it’s premiere at Toronto International Film Festival on 5 September 2014. The British drama was directed by Bafta Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Matthews, photographed by Oscar-nominated and cinematographer Danny Cohen.

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A Brilliant Young Mind was written by James Graham and inspired by Beautiful Young Minds, a documentary about young mathematicians who have a form of autism which links to mathematical abilities. They participate at an olympiad and win numerous medals including four silver and one bronze.

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The movie focuses mainly on a teenage with a genius mind, Nathan (Asa Butterfield) who is socially awkward. His biggest struggle is to build relationships, not least with his loving mother, Julie (Sally Hawkins). Nathan. But the predictability of numbers is what Nathan finds comforting and his passion for Maths assures him a spot in the prestigious International Math Olympiad. When new challenges occur, love triumphs above all.

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Besides the stunning story and actors performance, in my opinion the ace in the hole of the movie is the all-star British cast. Now few are the persons fascinated by the British accent. I personally am. The film features mostly previously-recorded songs by Keaton Henson. There’s not much else that I want to add. I will let you fully enjoy the great, great movie and don’t forget to tell us your opinion in the comments section below!

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