An Autistic Actor Highlights How Hard it Is to See a Movie in Real Life

Moving Film From France Shows the Difficulties Autistic People Face

Published on Jun 01, 2015

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This film from French organization Cine-ma Difference, which raises public awareness of the importance of welcoming autistic people into cinemas, makes its point beautifully by featuring a real-life autistic actor. It features Stephane Guerin, a member of comedy troupe Theatre du Cristal, as "Ludovic," playing a variety of roles, from aristocrat to astronaut, beautifully styled and looking very much the part in each. However, when his mom takes him to visit the cinema as himself, the stares and looks from other theater-goers drive them away. The ad is by TBWA/Paris, and was directed by Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre at Control Films.

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Jun 01, 2015
Ciné-ma Difference

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