Run And Jump

2014
  |  106 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

Directed by Academy Award nominee Steph Green and featuring acclaimed actress Maxine Peake and Saturday Night Live star Will Forte, Run & Jump embraces the healing power of love and family in all of its idiosyncratic forms. After a stroke leaves her husband mentally disabled and fundamentally changed, spirited Irish housewife Vanetia (Peake) struggles to keep her family together in the wake of tragedy. A research grant from American doctor Ted Fielding (Forte), interested in documenting the father's recovery process, allows them to get by. Though Vanetia initially resents living under Ted's microscope,she soon finds comfort in his calming presence, while Ted responds to Vanetia's dynamic, unpredictable personality. As the two explore their bond within their unique situation, a new family begins to emerge. Run & Jump is an unexpected, unconventional romance, intimate family portrait and emotional journey of recovery.