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.
The Silence Of The Flies
The Silence Of The Flies
A documentary looking at the mysterious suicide epidemic in the Venezuelan Andes and meeting two women who have lost their daughters to it.
The Closer We Get
The Closer We Get
Auto- biographical documentary about an apparently ordinary family having to stoically deal with broken dreams and hidden secrets.
The Road Within
The Road Within
A Tourette's sufferer goes ona road trip with his doctor and a couple of other troubled youngsters.
Still Alice
Still Alice
A woman and her family struggle to cope after she is diagnosed with Alzheimer's.
Rocks In My Pockets
Rocks In My Pockets
An animated film exploring living with illness.
Silver Linings Playbook
Silver Linings Playbook
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.
Little Miss Sunshine
Little Miss Sunshine
A dysfunctional family's road trip to a beauty pageant.
Lars And The Real Girl
Lars And The Real Girl
A quiet young man falls in love with a woman who is perfect in every way - except that she's inflatable.
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Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival Features

Curating SMHAFF
Richard Warden on selecting films to educate and entertain.
Focusing on the family
Karen Guthrie talks about documenting her life in The Closer We Get.
Memories of Alice, part 2
More from Wash Westmoreland, reflecting on Alzheimer's disease and Still Alice.
Memories of Alice, part 1
Wash Westmoreland on working with Julianne Moore on Still Alice.

Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival News

Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival opens
300 events planned for passion-themed festival.

Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre LĂ©on, 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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