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A Brilliant Young Mind

In select theaters
September 11th 2015
Opening at the Midtown Art September 25th 2015
Opening at the Kendall Square Cinema September 25th 2015
Opening at the Madison Art Cinemas September 18th 2015
Opening at the Plaza Frontenac Cinema September 25th 2015
Opening at Bethesda Row and E Street Cinemas September 18th 2015
111 minutes
  • English
  • Mandarin
  • UK
Official website  
A young math genius sees logic thwarted by one truly baffling equation: love. Teenage math prodigy Nathan (Asa Butterfield) struggles when it comes to building relationships with other people, not least with his mother, Julie (Sally Hawkins). In a world difficult to comprehend, he finds comfort in numbers. And when Nathan is taken under the wing of an unconventional and anarchic teacher, Mr. Humphreys (Rafe Spall), the pair forge an unusual friendship. Eventually, Nathan’s talents win him a place on the UK National team at the International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO) and the team travel to a training camp in Taiwan, under the supervision of squad leader Richard (Eddie Marsan). In unfamiliar surroundings, Nathan is confronted by a series of unexpected challenges — not least the unfamiliar feelings he begins to experience for his Chinese counterpart, the beautiful Zhang Mei (Jo Yang), feelings that develop when the young mathematicians return to England for the IMO, held at Trinity College, Cambridge.
Asa Butterfield
Nathan Ellis
Sally Hawkins
Julie Ellis
Rafe Spall
Martin Humphreys
Eddie Marsan
Richard Grieve
Jo Yang
Zhang Mei
Martin McCann
Michael Ellis
Edward Baker-Close
Nathan (9 years old)
Morgan Matthews
James Graham
Morgan Matthews, James Graham
Laura Hastings-Smith, David M. Thompson
Director of Photography
Danny Cohen BSC
Peter Lambert
Original Music
Production Design
Richard Bullock
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A Brilliant Young Mind © 2014
Samuel Goldwyn Films