MITRA

By Jorge LEÓN

FILMS DE FORCE MAJEURE - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2018


Festivals
& Awards

Brussels Art Film Festival 2018
Young Jury Award
Festival Aux écrans du réel 2018
Sélection Films d’ici et d’ailleurs
Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur 2018
États Généraux du Documentaire de Lussas 2018
Expérience du Regard
FIDMarseille 2018
Marseille Espérance Award
Free hand to Jérôme Descamps from La Pellicule Ensorcelée, Maison des Metallos 2019
Rencontres du film documentaire de Mellionnec 2019
Documentamadrid 2019
First jury award “Fugas”
    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Documentary, Social issues, True Story
    • Countries
    • FRANCE
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, FRENCH
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 83 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Jorge LEÓN
    • Producer(s)
    • Jean-laurent CSINIDIS (Films de Force Majeure), Geneviève DE BAUW (THANK YOU & GOOD NIGHT PRODUCTIONS)
    • Synopsis
    • 2012: The psychoanalyst Jacques-Alain Miller attempts, through e-mail exchanges, to have his colleague Mitra Kadivar released from a psychiatric hospital in Tehran. Through this gripping correspondence, the film gives an account of Mitra's struggle to be heard, and offers an operatic interpretation: the e-mails become a libretto, a composer endeavours to set it to music, making Mitra the tragic heroine of a documentary film-opera. The creative work is confronted with the reality of a psychiatric centre where the musicians and singers of the opera interact with the residents…
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