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Sur L'Adamant
Location
Fernand-Seguin screening room
Date
December 15th - 21st, 2023
Duration
109 min
Cycle
New releases

The mission of the Centre d'art et essai de la Cinémathèque québécoise (CAECQ) is to primary program Quebec-made documentaries and independent fiction, as well as international documentaries, animated and foreign films, while encouraging opportunities for meetings between the public and the artists. Its programming is presented in conjunction with the Cinémathèque québécoise’s under the label New releases.

Winner of the Golden Bear, Berlinale 2023

Sur L'Adamant
Directed by
Nicolas Philibert
Language
French
Origins
France, Japan
Year
2022
Duration
109 min
Genre
Documentary
Format
Digital
Synopsis

L'Adamant is a psychiatric day center, housed on a barge docked on the Seine in the heart of Paris. Attached to a hospital, the center welcomes outpatients and engages with them in a process of empowerment and acceptance, notably through music, painting and body expression workshops. Filmmaker Nicolas Philibert went to meet Adamant's patients. What we see is the fruit of his many visits, during which he gained the trust of these wounded, highly medicated individuals. In front of his camera, they form a kind of disenchanted, resilient chorus.

Sur L'Adamant

Nicolas Philibert

Nicolas Philibert is a French filmmaker. Winner of numerous awards and distinctions, he is one of France's leading documentary filmmakers. At the Berlinale 2023, he won the Golden Bear for his film Sur l'Adamant.

Photo : Michel Crotto