Jorge Pelicano · Portugal 2014 · 98 min · DCP · Portuguese with English subtitles · Documentary · Scottish Premiere Age certificate: 14
Coffee, a cigarette, another coffee, a coin. Patients cling to their routines in the halls of a psychiatric hospital. Waiting. Between lucidity and madness. From the outside world an actor arrives in search of his character, diving into the inner world of schizophrenia. Patients are part of the creation of the character. Amidst the haze, the actor finds a former patient’s poem.
In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Week (8th-14th May) we will screen this documentary in partnership with Mental Health Foundation.
A discussion on issues raised by the film will follow the screening.