A small-town English widow, facing financial troubles after her husband's suicide, turns to agriculture of an illegal kind. As usual in British comedies, the film is populated by many eccentric characters, including Grace herself, played with uncanny depth by "Secrets and Lies" star Brenda Blethyn.
An old Chinese farmer takes his spoiled urban granddaughter across China to his home village to try and save his beloved bird. The track allows the two, separated by generational differences, to finally find a common path.
Larry and Sophie are in love. But Larry and Sophie have intellectual disabilities, and by attempting to be intimate, they’re breaking the law in Ireland. Both hilarious and heartbreaking, Sanctuary is a truly subversive piece of cinema.