Based on a BBC documentary series "Beautiful Young Minds", British director Morgan Matthews' original film appeals to a multi-age audience, focusing on an English mathematical genius named Nathan Ellis (Asa Butterfield) who has difficulty with interpersonal relationships, but finds consolation in numbers and formulas, as implied by the name of the film. When Nathan is chosen to represent the United Kingdom at the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO), he embarks on a journey during which he faces unexpected challenges, and for the first time also tries to understand the science of love. Nathan's character is based on English mathematics child prodigy Daniel Lightwing, who represented the United Kingdom at the 2006 International Mathematical Olympiad, and won a silver medal.
The European premiere was screened at the London Film Festival on October 13th, 2014, and the Israeli premiere was screened at the Arava Film Festival during the same year.
Screened at the 4th Arava International Film Festival (2015)