A SPACE IN TIME opened in cinemas and digitally in UK & Ireland on Monday, 17th May 2021, supported by the BFI Audience Award. SPACE IN TIME is a candid, lyrical, intimate portrait of one family’s struggle to transcend a fatal muscle-wasting disease, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, which in turn becomes an unlikely celebration of the disabled life, the life cut short by rare disease.
The film carries us through an up-close, poetic and frank portrait of the family surviving and thriving through the ups and downs of the disease, as we see Theo and Oskar’s gradual transition from walking to greater wheelchair dependency, both through their eyes and the eyes of their parents, director Nick Taussig and artist Klara Taussig, and how the latter learn to cope with the inevitable reality of losing their sons to an illness that currently has no cure.
A SPACE IN TIME is the story of a family seeking to transcend disability, with the two young boys at the heart of the film, and their parents ultimately left to wonder whether their rare disease and disability – their difference from the rest of us – is not a weakness but instead a superpower, something extraordinary.