Synopsis: Milo, an isolated 10-year-old boy with 'sensitive skin', lives a life rigidly controlled by his father. Sparked by his first friendship, he runs away from home to attend the school camping trip - but never arrives. He falls into the hands of an ageing criminal couple, with whom he enjoys pure freedom from constraint - until he learns the shocking truth about his skin condition. Filled with doubt about his father's love for him, Milo must try to come to terms with who he really is.
Genre: Drama
Production: Magnet Releasing
  2 nominations.
94 min

[soft piano music] [water running] [ticking] [door opens in distance] [speaking Romanian] [speaking Romanian] [ticking] So, before I share some of my

feng shui insider secrets, on how to energize

your wealth area, I'd just like to take

a moment to talk to you

about this brand new, bamboo fabric range,

by Eco skin. Now, I'm joined once again by

my beautiful wife, Nadia, and my wayward son, Milo. There here to tell you how

they've got on with the

clothes, all week. Nadia, how does that feel? Bamboo fabric. Well Brand, it feels

smooth on the skin. Like silk or cashmere. And I love the design. There you go. Comparable with two of the most

luxurious fabrics out there. And believe me,

my wife knows. [chuckles] as I say, Milo has been wearing

the clothes all week, so, Milo. -What's the verdict?

-Great. -[Brand] Another subscriber.

-Milo. [speaking Romanian] -[speaking Romanian]

-[Brand] That's right,

no running. -And no Romanian.

-Sorry dad. -[man 1] Ok, careful.

-[man 2] Ok go on. [man 1] Steady, watch out

for that step. -[Nadia speaks Romanian]

-[Milo] Ok mama. [chatter in background] [Caitlin] Hey, you're the

next door boy, aren't you? [Caitlin] Do you know them? [Milo] Of course,

they're in my class. Then they're in my class too. Will you introduce me? [Milo] That's Tommy,

his father owns a bakery. That's Tommy's best friend,

Patrick. They call him Fanny cause his

last name's Fannigan. [chuckles] I heard there's a camping trip

next week. Are you going? -No.

-Why not? My dad says that children

who go on camps, have parent's that want

to get rid of them. [knocking] [soft music playing

in distance] Dad? -[knocking]

-[thud] [Brand] What have I told you

about knocking and waiting? I wrote a haiku. [scoffs] Bright colored pencils, moving ever, up and down, the sunny sky. Wow. I see a beautiful picture of us

summer landscape. It's good Milo, it's really

good, I'm very impressed. What's the key though? -The sunny sky.

-Good boy. Now what have you got wrong? It's a haiku. You've got five syllables

in the first line, you've got seven syllables

in the second line, but you've only got

four in the third. Come on, sit down,

we'll look at it together. Moving ever, up and down, the... -Clear blue sky--no.

-Dad. I really want to go on the

camping trip this year. [Brand] The indigo sky,

that's it! -Please can I go.

-[Brand] No. We've talked about this before,

Milo. It's not on the curriculum. [Milo] It's only a week dad. And I'll use my cream,

like I do all the time. [Brand] This is not

negotiable Milo. [Milo] Why? I bet if I

asked Grandad, he'd let me go-- [Brand] Now you listen to me

young man. Your grandad, has absolutely no authority

over you whatsoever. I do. [teacher] So once again this

is an identity project. That means I want to see

from your presentations what

defines you as individuals. Your past, your present

and your future. Sean I want to see

more of your future. Perhaps you can tell us which

particular job in the military

suits your personality and why. I want to see more materials

for your presentations after

the mid-term breaks, so you have enough

time to collect them. And Milo, I want to see more of

you and less of your dad. And I still want to see some

photos of you as a baby. I Haven't any. My dad lost them

when we moved house. [children chuckle] well then we'll find something

else to bring along, ok? -Miss, miss, I have an idea.

-[teacher] Yes, Tommy? What if Milo takes his camera,

goes down to the zoo, and takes a photo

of a baby skunk, then he'll have his baby

picture. -[children chuckle]

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