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The Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival turns ten this year ad features fifty films offering different kinds of insight into the lives of people affected by mental illness, personality disorders and learning disorders. Screenings are taking place in a variety of locations right across Scotland.
The festival runs from 10 to 31 October.
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A candid and intimate portrait of outsider artist James Condos. Filmed over a period of three years, the documentary follows James as he reveals his childhood trauma, meets other outsider artists, tries to sell his work and seeks to find his place in the community.
An animated film about a son’s struggle to keep the memory of his father alive.
A teacher setting up an after-school support group prompts young people to think differently about mental health issues.
A documentary portrait of a young trans man.
A woman discusses the impact of child abuse on her mental health in later life.
When Tom Fassaert’s 95-year-old grandmother invites him to visit her in South Africa, all he knows about her are his father’s stories about the 1950s femme fatale who put her two sons in a children’s home. An unexpected confession makes things more complicated than he could have ever imagined.
A father and son struggle with grief as bombs go off around Baghdad.
Margot believes she is being stalked and tormented by someone named Dan, but discovers she has schizophrenia. Now, she struggles to build a life as a young independent woman, while trying to reclaim the years she lost to the disorder.
A drama about two bipolar patients who feel their poetry is fuelled by emotional highs and lows.
An ageing actor strikes up a relationship with his Hungarian emigre carer.
Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival Features
Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival News
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