Das Pferd auf dem Balkon / A Horse on the Balcony


90 mins, subtitled, Austria, 2012

Mika is a ten-year-old boy with Asperger’s Syndrome and a gift for mathematics. One night, he sees a horse on the balcony of the apartment opposite. He develops a close bond with the former racehorse and is very angry to find out that the owner, Sascha, who is a former maths teacher plans to sell the horse to repay money he owes to violent men. Mika and his friend Dana figure out an ingenious plan to save their four-legged friend.

In conjunction with Irish Autism Action, an autism-friendly screening of this film will take place on July 13th at 1pm which will be introduced by actor Laurence Kinlan (Love/Hate, The Guard).

Autism Friendly Screenings

What is an Autism-Friendly Screening? 

In an Autism-Friendly cinema screening: 

  • The sound is reduced
  • The lighting is set at a higher level
  • There is no advertising or trailers
  • You are free to bring snacks
  • Subtitles will be read aloud
  • You will be able to move around the cinema if you like* ** 

*Guests are reminded not to run inside the cinema.

** Children are to be supervised at all times

Please note that carers will not be charged admission for this screening but to avail of this, bookings must be made in person at the Box Office or over the phone 01 – 679 3477. Maximum of 1 carer per person. 

These films are screening as part of the IFI Family Festival 2013 (July 11th – 14th).

Subtitles will be read aloud by an Experienced Reader. What Happens at a Subtitled Screening?


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