Five Feet Apart
‘Five Feet Apart’, a film about two teenagers with cystic fibrosis (CF) will be released in Ireland on April 5th, 2019. The film will be shown on limited release nationwide, locations can be found here.
The film is the story of two teenagers with cystic fibrosis who fall in love, despite the challenges posed by their condition and by cross-infection. As their connection intensifies, so does the temptation to throw the rules out the window and embrace that attraction. Watch the Trailer below!
‘Five Feet Apart’ seeks to cover a lot of real life challenges facing the CF Community including adherence to treatment, cross infection, isolation, clinical trials and the impact a diagnosis can have on a family.
These are challenging subjects so we must commend the film makers in producing such a film, which is very different to a factual documentary.
Just to stress, no one in Cystic Fibrosis Ireland has seen the film, nor have we been part of the film’s production, but we are hopeful that the movie will be a positive opportunity to increase awareness of CF and the challenges people with cystic fibrosis face living with their condition.
The film has been classified as 12A, deeming it appropriate for viewers aged 12 and over or for those under the age of 12 provided they are accompanied by an adult. The film may contain scenes which some viewers may find upsetting and as with all films there are likely to be some scenes filmed for dramatic effect rather than strict reality, so viewer discretion is advised.
The topics address in 'Five Feet Apart' are important, but are not always easy to talk about. Whether you have CF or are a parent of a child with CF, we want you to feel ready to talk about what you see in the movie. To this end, we have produced a Discussion Guide and a leaflet on Cross Infection which you can download below.
As with all films there is likely to be different views, we would really welcome your feedback on the film! Perhaps you would help us rate it. Out of 5 stars how many stars would you award for:
- The overall film?
- The quality of the acting?
- The quality of the production?
- Its impact on raising awareness about CF?
If you would like to discuss any issues raised following viewing you can contact a member of the CF Ireland Member Services Team as follows: