BFI and BBC Films, 2014

X+Y

The debut feature film from director Morgan Matthews, inspired by the documentary Beautiful Young Minds, X+Y focuses on an English teenage maths prodigy named Nathan (Asa Butterfield) who has difficulty understanding people, but finds comfort in numbers.

When he is chosen to represent the United Kingdom at the International Mathematical Olympiad, Nathan’s mathematical brain collides with a new and baffling equation for the first time: love.

Competitive maths + teenage romance = an intelligent and engaging entertainment

The Guardian

A British film to savour, this impish, compassionate drama about gifted autism sidesteps every cliché, coyness and gaucherie

The Financial Times

Poignant, funny… has the ability to multiply one’s happiness tenfold

The Evening Standard

BUFF International Film Festival
2015

The Church of Sweden Award
(winner)

Young People’s Award
(winner)

European Children’s Film Association Award
(winner)

DIRECTOR

Morgan Matthews

PRODUCERS

David M. Thompson
Laura Hastings-Smith

WRITER

James Graham

ACTORS

Asa Butterfield
Rafe Spall
Sally Hawkins
Eddie Marsan
Jo Yang

CINEMATOGRAPHER

Danny Cohen