François Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny
Film director: 
Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano, Olivier Nakache & Éric Toledano
Event date: 
Tue, 22/11/2016

On Tues 22nd Nov Cardiff sciSCREEN organised a special FREE screening of the award winning film UNTOUCHABLE, a drinks reception and post-film talks and discussion.

Untouchable is a French language film and was subtitled in English.

After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caregiver.

To view the trailer click HERE


The event will take place in the new Hadyn Ellis Building on Maindy Road (CF24 4HQ). Parking for blue badge holders is available to the side and rear of the building. The event will take place on the ground floor, which is all single level. The theatre has has an audio induction loop and has designated spaces for wheelchairs. The film will be subtitled in English.

Cardiff University's accessibility information can be viewed HERE


Ted Shiress is a Cardiff comedian, English language graduate, music geek, foodie and general cynic from Cardiff. In his own words, his brutal take-no-hostages and 'yes I do suffer' approach to having cerebral palsy has caused the odd blogger to call him a minor cult figure but brought him absolutely no paid gigs. To find out more about Ted, visit his website, Twitter feed, or Facebook page. You can also find Ted on YouTube

Dr Ceri Morris is a University Teacher in Education. Her intellectual interests are in inclusion and special educational needs, further education, disability studies and visual impairment. Ceri has worked in education and social services departments across South Wales. She has worked with children, young people and adults with disabilities, and had a special interest and Rehabilitation Officer qualification in working with visually impaired people. Visit her work profile HERE.

Jeff Brattan-Wilson is responsible for Citizen Directed Co-operatives Cymru which was established to identify good practice and a robust working model to encourage more Direct Payment users to participate within a Co-operative. Disability Wales is an independent, not for profit organisation established in 1972. We are a membership organisation of disability groups and allies from across Wales.

Dr Mohammad Al-Amri is a member of the Cardiff Institute of Tissue Engineering Repair (CITER). His research includes work on clinical applications of virtual reality to help in understanding human movement and gait applied to musculoskeletal, neurological, and neurodegenerative conditions as well as brain injury. His research explores the feasibility of using the latest movement analysis affordable technologies combined with purposely developed real-time biofeedback to advance healthcare. This involves development of a novel application based on using combined motor-cognitive tasks to detect subtle impairments in patients following brain injury and to develop physical-biomarkers of cognitive decline.

Mohammad’s ultimate goal is to establish a world-class research group focused on developing a novel intelligent cost-effective real-time assessment, diagnostic, and self-management rehabilitation tool to improve functioned and quality of life for multiple patient populations.


In 2016 Disability History Month runs from Nov 22nd to Dec 22nd. You can find out more HERE

This event is organised in association with Alison Tarrant and Derek Tilley of Cardiff Law School’s Centre for Health and Social Care Law.

This event was joint funded by the Wellcome Trust and Cardiff University's College the Biomedical and Life Sciences.


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Articles on this film:

The ‘Intouchables’

The Intouchables is a deeply challenging and yet uplifting and humorous French film which charts the friendship of a wealthy paraplegic man, Phillippe and his carer Driss, a young man from a deprived area of the Parisian suburbs.

Growing up with Cerebral Palsy

Thanks all, good film. I thought the film depicted the life of a severely disabled adult well. Obviously being mainstream film it didn't go into the real nitty gritty but it was well balanced, showing coping with a severe disability or a severely disabled companion has its hardships.