X + Y
Filmfest 2015

A young maths genius sees logic thwarted by one truly baffling equation: love. Teenage maths prodigy Nathan struggles when it comes to building relationships with other people. In a world difficult to comprehend, he finds comfort in numbers. 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. 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, 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, X + Y tracks the funny and complex relationships that Nathan builds, as he is confronted by the irrational nature of love.

This film will also be screened at the Kinderfilmfest. Screenings: June 30, 11:00 AM (Gasteig, Carl-Orff-Saal) and July 03, 2:30 PM (Gasteig, Carl-Orff-Saal)

tags: Youth/Coming of Age, Love, Journey, Feature film, Grief/Trauma

Cast: Asa Butterfield, Rafe Spall, Sally Hawkins, Eddie Marsan, Jo Yang


Screenplay: James Graham

Director of Photography: Danny Cohen

Film Editor: Peter Lamberts

Composer: Martin Phipps

Production Designer: Richard Bullock

Costume Design: Suzanne Cave

Sound: Paula Boram

Producer: David M. Thompson

Production Company: Origin Pictures

Co-Producer: Ed Rubin

World Sales: Bankside Films

Director: Morgan Matthews