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108'

France, 2019

Production : Les Films d'Ici, Arte France

Programmed by François Waledisch

English

French


Locarno 2019 - Hors compétition


Locarno Film Festival



Synopsis


Ron Coleman hears voices in his head; he and his doctor wife receive others from all over Europe who are also plagued by imaginary voices commenting on their thoughts and dictating their actions. Together, they debate the impact of schizophrenia on their lives and help each other combat the power of these voices.

Tënk's opinion


The characters in this film hear voices and are clinically described as “schizophrenics”. Psychiatry sells us, they say, the story of a sick soul. Trying to overcome this self-stigmatising verdict, they help each other. Grasping these inaudible voices requires a supreme collective effort. Case by case, using simple words, taking their time and arguing, the voices are revealed to our ears in this film that enhances the sound recording and headphone listening. “The voice becomes me”, says one person, “I am here now”, says another. This attentive film listens carefully and also contains some incredibly poignant scenes of live dialogue.

François Waledisch
Sound Engineer

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