Remembering A Classic – 2008’s “Ben X”

You may or may not have seen this debut feature from Belgian film maker Nick Balthazar but you should spare some time to see it. It’s that tale of Ben, an Asbergers suffering teenager who is relentless bullied at school. His only escape is the avatar in his gaming world where he is the hero. his family struggles to believe his struggle and as things begin to deteriorate Ben comes up with a plan to escape his tormentors and liberate himself.

It’s a stunning piece of work and shouldn’t be missed!