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Passion is the theme of this year's Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival, and it has another packed line-up of fascinating films for audiences to enjoy, including two premieres from Norwegian directors. It's also notable for having half its features directed by women, something that's rare at any festival. It will be held in venues across Scotland, with major film selections screening in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Perth, supported by an extensive programme of arts events.
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A documentary following five different inmates in Merksplas’ Prison who are held indefinitely because they are mentally ill.
A documentary looking at the mysterious suicide epidemic in the Venezuelan Andes and meeting two women who have lost their daughters to it.
Auto- biographical documentary about an apparently ordinary family having to stoically deal with broken dreams and hidden secrets.
A Tourette's sufferer goes ona road trip with his doctor and a couple of other troubled youngsters.
A woman and her family struggle to cope after she is diagnosed with Alzheimer's.
An animated film exploring living with illness.
A man trying to reconcile with his wife after a stint in a mental institution finds things get complicated when he meets a mystery girl.
An elderly couple deal with the ravages of old age.
A dysfunctional family's road trip to a beauty pageant.
A quiet young man falls in love with a woman who is perfect in every way - except that she's inflatable.
Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival Features
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Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara
Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent
Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses
A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle
Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988
The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable
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