Sunday 5th July 2015
Koch Media is proud to announce the release of critically acclaimed drama X+Y, inspired by the BAFTA-nominated documentary Beautiful Young Minds, available on DVD from 13th July 2015.
A young maths genius sees logic thwarted by one truly baffling equation: love. Directed by Morgan Matthews, X+Y is the uplifting and inspiring story of a teenager's struggle to make sense of the world around him.
Maths prodigy Nathan (Asa Butterfield), diagnosed at an early age as being on the autistic spectrum, struggles when it comes to building relationships with other people, including his mother, Julie (Sally Hawkins).
In a world difficult to comprehend he finds comfort in numbers. When Nathan is taken under the wing of unconventional and anarchic teacher, Mr. Humphreys (Rafe Spall), the pair forges an unusual friendship.
Eventually, Nathan's talents win him a place on the UK squad at the International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO) and the team travels to a training camp in Taiwan, under the supervision of squad leader Richard (Eddie Marsan).
In unfamiliar surroundings, Nathan is confronted by a series of unexpected challenges - not least the unfamiliar feelings he begins to experience for his Chinese counterpart, the beautiful Zhang Mei (Jo Yang); feelings that develop when the young mathematicians return to England for the IMO, held at Trinity College, Cambridge.
From suburban England to bustling Taipei and back again, this original and heart-warming film tracks the funny and complex relationships that Nathan builds as he is confronted by the irrational nature of love.
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Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.