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A Boy Called Po

A Boy Called Po

Synopsis

When David Wilson’s young wife falls victim to cancer, he becomes a single working dad with the sole responsibility of caring for his sixth grade son with autism. Patrick, who prefers to be called “Po,” is a gifted but challenged child who was very close to his mother and unable to communicate his own sense of loss. As father and son struggle to deal with life after mom, they each begin to withdraw into their own worlds. David withdraws into the high pressure job he’s close to losing and Po drifts away from the school where he’s bullied, into his magical fantasy world, the Land of Color, where he’s just a typical carefree boy with a rich cast of other worldly companions. The growing divide between father and son and the challenges of single parenthood of a special-needs child threaten to separate David and Po permanently. Based on a true story, the bonds of love between a grieving father and son are tested in the most real way in “Po.”

John Asher

Schedule

17.11.2017
16:45 - 18:20
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 8
Subtitles: EST
Screening code: 010502
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20.11.2017
18:30 - 20:05
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 8
Subtitles: EST
Screening code: 040503
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26.11.2017
14:30 - 16:05
Tallinn, 
Apollo Kino Solaris
Hall 3
Subtitles: EST
Screening code: 101001
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Screenings with guests might end later than expected.

Programme

JF Youth Programme

Film info

Country: United States
Year: 2016
Duration: 95 minutes
Language: English
Director: John Asher
Producer: Rod Hamilton
Writers: Colin Goldman, Steve C. Roberts
DOP: Steven Douglas Smith
Montage: John Asher
Composer: Burt Bacharach
Cast: Chris Gorham, Julian Feder, Kaitlin Doubleday, Sean Gunn, Bryan Batt
Productions: Commonwealth Film Manufacturing, New Coast Productions

Synopsis

When David Wilson’s young wife falls victim to cancer, he becomes a single working dad with the sole responsibility of caring for his sixth grade son with autism. Patrick, who prefers to be called “Po,” is a gifted but challenged child who was very close to his mother and unable to communicate his own sense of loss. As father and son struggle to deal with life after mom, they each begin to withdraw into their own worlds. David withdraws into the high pressure job he’s close to losing and Po drifts away from the school where he’s bullied, into his magical fantasy world, the Land of Color, where he’s just a typical carefree boy with a rich cast of other worldly companions. The growing divide between father and son and the challenges of single parenthood of a special-needs child threaten to separate David and Po permanently. Based on a true story, the bonds of love between a grieving father and son are tested in the most real way in “Po.”

John Asher