“This is a film that pulls no punches and tells it like it is”
- Woman’s Hour BBC Radio Four
“This is an amazing story that needs to be told”
- Dorset Echo
“A first-class film and a moving investigation of facing up to a devastating diagnosis and finding a fellow spirit with an unlikely connection”
- Fine Times Recorder
What can a rebellious teenage boy who is into free running (Parkour) and a middle-aged woman with Parkinson's possibly have in common?
The desire to move.
Kinetics is based on the remarkable true story of two people seemingly at polar opposites. As Rose tries to come to terms with her diagnosis, an unlikely friendship springs up when Lukas comes tumbling into her life. But will the bond between them be strong enough when things go wrong?
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based on a true story…
There is a real Lukas who goes by the name of Laszlo and I am the real Rose, diagnosed with Parkinson’s shortly after my 50th birthday. I was teaching part-time when Laszlo came to my attention. He was getting into trouble for free running on the school roof. It became clear on talking to him that he was is in danger of getting kicked out of school before he had completed his GCSE’s. I I suggested we write a short monologue in which he could express his frustrations that made him want to go running.
But then inspiration hit and I realised it would be a far more interesting story to contrast his world of extreme movement with my ever decreasing one. Thankfully this was enough to engage Laszlo and he managed to complete his GCSEs before fleeing the school for good .
The aim of this film is to be supportive to all those living with a chronic condition and informative to the Parkinson’s community be they medic, carer or member of the general public. Most important is that you enjoy watching.
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