MITRA

By Jorge LEÓN

FILMS DE FORCE MAJEURE - as PROD

Documentary - Development 2015


    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • FRANCE
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, FRENCH
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Jorge LEÓN
    • Producer(s)
    • Jean-laurent CSINIDIS (Films de Force Majeure)
    • 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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