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Mental (seishin)

MENTAL is a documentary that observes the complex world of an  
outpatient mental health clinic Chorale Okayama in Japan, interwoven  
with patients, doctors, staff, volunteers, and home-helpers.


To draw the curtain between normality and what normality calls 
abnormality is the purpose of this film. But more than that, the 
curtain is drawn upon a beautiful theater, Yamamoto's office, 
where beautiful characters slowly enlarge the world with 
their joyful sadness. 
- Jury's comment, Busan Int. Film Festival

想田和弘 観察映画第2弾『精神』

Observational Film #2
2008, 135 minutes, Documentary
Best Documentary, Busan International Film Festival
Best Documentary, Dubai International Film Festival
Special Jury Mention, Miami International Film Festival
Outstanding Documentary, Hong Kong International Film Festival
Inter-religious Jury Prize, Visions du Reel

Official Selection: Berlin International Film Festival etc

World Sales: Asian Shadows

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