Mental Disorders

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Mind my mind

When relying on social scripts to survive the social world, it’s not easy to go off-script. Especially if you just want to date a girl.  

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Richard’s journey started a long time ago. At the age of 19, being on a holiday abroad, he plunged into a world that existed only in his mind.  

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213 Things About Me

«My report card said ‘does not apply herself’. I thought that was a little misguided… all I do is focus and apply myself». (Cate Warren)  

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Sollten Behinderte Bioeier kaufen?

Nikolas Müller addresses the issue of inclusion and the balance of power between society, state institutions and people who are mentally ill.  

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«Spirit Away» evolved from my interest in bio­graphies of psychiatric patients, whose cre­ative works are re­pre­sented in the Prinzhorn Collection.  

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In this kafkaesque meeting a mother and her son are fighting a clogged bureaucracy that intensify the personal suffering it is supposed to remedy.  

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When Sia (15) ends up in a depression the future of the band he is playing in with his best friends Bas and Vince is at stake. On friendship!  

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Ja i Mój Tata

Dawid decides to take care of his father Edward who has Alzheimer’s disease. How much of their life will Dawid and his family be able to sacrifice?  

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At the age of ninety-two, Isabella struggles to remember. How much of your life do you need to remember to remain yourself?  

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Perfectly Normal

A man who often seems lost in an imaginary world, but works hard to keep his feet on the ground.  

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Ik laat je gaan

Sanne suffers from borderline personality disorder, chronic depression and insomnia. She is searching for peace and her father decides to support her.  

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Dr. Semyc is a specialist of a widespread disease for which there is no cure to date.  

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El Viaje de Maria

A small excursion into the inner world of an adolescent who has autism, a journey full of colour, love, creativity and originality.  

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Det var ikke jeg, det var fiskmåsen

«It was the summer I started getting more restless. I was suddenly too fast, out of control, too much.»  

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The Globe Collector

This short documentary takes us into a world where a passion for electronics is all-consuming and Asperger’s nothing more than a label.  

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Nearly 50 years after the shooting by Jeffrey Paull, autist Donna Washington watches and comments footage on herself and other disabled children.  

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Gråter och stör de andra

In 1932 Linnea Carlsson dis­appeared from the family farm. When she returned 30 years later, she was a different person.  

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Denise visits almost every day an amusement park to take rides with the «Tagada» carousel because it helps her to get over her difficult past.  

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Kui ma olin Kosmonaut

In Oliver’s life the world is a mix of imagination and reality. It’s hard to resist being dragged in illusion and even harder to get out of it again.  

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The Day We Danced on the Moon

The story of the «Channel One Band», a reggae band of mental health patients, as they journey to the West Coast of Ireland.  

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Mon petit frère de la lune

A young girl tries to understand why her little brother, who has autism, is so different and gives her version of the facts.  

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Illustrated by marvelous sand paintings, the film dives into the hidden world of Veronika, who once was certified autistic and with an IQ of zero.  

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Making choices seem to be a matter of your right to shape your life just the way you want to. But what if you’re not able to make your own choices?