Thursday, August 27, 2009

Kate Winslet to narrate autism documentary, "The Sunshine Boy"

From The Hollywood Reporter. The picture is a still from the documentary.

BERLIN -- Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet has signed on to do the English narration on "The Sunshine Boy," a documentary exploring autism by famed Icelandic director Fridrik Thor Fridriksson.

The film follows the attempt by film producer Margret Dagmar Ericsdottir to understand her severely autistic son Keli, a journey that eventually leads her halfway across the world to Austin, Texas and to famed autism therapist Soma Mukhophadhyay.

"The Sunshine Boy," which bowed in Iceland in January, will have its international premiere in the Reel to Reel sidebar of the Toronto International Film Festival in September.

Fridriksson received an Oscar nomination for his 1991 senior citizens' drama.