NISE THE HEART OF MADNESS/ Nise O Coração da Loucura VO English subtitles
OPENING NIGHT of the Festival du Film Brésilien - Cocktail after the screening
VO English subtitles - Biography/Drama - Starring Glória Pires
Biography/Drama, Director : Roberto Berliner, Starring : Glória Pires, 2015, 105 min
VO English subtitles
Rio de Janeiro, 1940. A doctor pioneers a revolution in the psychiatric treatment in Brazil. The treatment she administers includes paints, brushes and clay.
Among her allies, cats, dogs, art critics and Carl Jung. Among her enemies, the medical establishment and the other doctors.
Upon getting out of prison, doctor Nise da Silveira goes back to work at a psychiatric hospital in the suburbs of Rio de Janeiro and refuses to use electroshock
therapy and lobotomy to treat schizophrenic patients. Outcast by the doctors, she is left to take over the abandoned Occupational Therapy Department, where she begins a revolution guided by love, art and madness.
WINNER TOKYO IFF GRAND PRIX Drama
45 bd. J.F. Kennedy