Film

Late bloomers

OUT NOW! THE SPECIAL NEED is a hypnotically rewarding spectacle of a man with autism on the search for love.

Enea Gabino is 27 and would like a girlfriend, one that looks like a model. He lives in a small north Italian community and hangs out with his friends Carlo and Alex, fearlessly approaching women but psychologically incapable of forming a bond with them. Because Enea is autistic. Then Carlo and Alex take him to a brothel and all three men must reappraise the significance of sexuality: a process that’s almost painful to watch, yet hypnotically rewarding.

The Special Need ((K)ein besonderes Bedürfnis) | Directed by Carlo Zoratti (Italy, Germany 2013) documentary with Carlo Zoratti, Enea Gabino, Alex Nazzi. Starts October 23.

Originally published in issue #131, October 2014.