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Trailer for Morgan Matthews’ debut feature X+Y lands on The Fan Carpet

27 November 2014

To celebrate the forthcoming release of Morgan Matthews' debut feature X+Y, The Fan Carpet are delighted to bring you the new trailer featuring the incredible Sally Hawkins, courtesy of Koch Media!

Directed by Morgan Matthews, X + Y tells the story of teenage maths prodigy Nathan (Asa Butterfield), who struggles when it comes to building relationships with other people, not least with his mother, Julie (Sally Hawkins). In a world difficult to comprehend, he finds comfort in numbers. And when Nathan is taken under the wing of unconventional and anarchic teacher, Mr. Humphreys (Rafe Spall), the pair forge an unusual friendship.



Eventually, Nathan’s talents win him a place on the UK National team at the International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO) and the team travel 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.

Set to be one of the most talked about independent films of the year, X + Y is nominated for four BIFAs, including Best Actor (Asa Butterfield), Best Supporting Actress (Sally Hawkins) and Best Supporting Actor (Rafe Spall), director Morgan Matthews is nominated for the Douglas Hickox Award for Best Debut Director.

X+Y is set for release on March 13 2015.



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