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Brazilian Film Festival: Nise - The Heart of Madness

  • Calendar Icon Saturday, 21 September 2019, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Location Icon Central Library

Overview

Dir. Roberto Berliner / 2015 / Drama / 106 mins (with English subtitles)

After leaving prison, Dra Nise da Silveira is back at work in a psychiatric hospital on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro and refuses to employ the new and violent electroshock in the treatment of Schizophrenics. Ridiculed by doctors, she is forced to take the abandoned Sector for Occupational Therapy, where she would start a revolution through paints, dogs and love.

(Classification pending)

Presented by The Embassy of Brazil and Massey University