LFF review: ‘The Fear of 13’ ★★★★

Triskaidekaphobia – an irrational fear of the number thirteen – is not a term that many will be familiar with. Unlucky or not, the word in of itself held no particular meaning for convicted murderer Nick but is representative of the process of learning, self-education and personal enlightenment he achieved through a voracious appetite for books while incarcerated. David Sington’s enthralling documentary, The Fear of 13 (2015), charts a man’s journey towards the light from the darkest recesses of his own imprisoned mind.

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