A self-funded independent Australian feature film, 'Kairos' is an unconventional boxing drama which features a groundbreaking lead performance by Chris Bunton, an actor with Down syndrome.
Kairos, taken from the ancient greek word meaning 'the supreme moment', follows Danny, a young man with Down syndrome who abandons his gymnastics achievements to pursue a boxing career in the hope of gaining acceptance and respect. His plans go awry however, after he is involved in a mishap with his trainer John. The psychological and emotional fallout from the incident causes Danny to turn inward, forcing him to question the very nature of his identity.
"A bold piece of work"
- Sandra Hall, Sydney Morning Herald
"Nothing short of a miracle"
- Dov Kornits, FilmInk
"Part boxing drama, part domestic comedy, all oneiric masterpierce,
...Kairos demands a place among the year's best"
- Cain Noble-Davies, FilmInk
Leading man Chris Bunton and director Paul Barakat celebrate their victory after Kairos was named 'Film of the Year' at the Lebanese Film Festival Australia.