Mitra

Mitra

Documentary Film
2018
82 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Geneviève de Bauw (Thank You & Good Night Productions), Jean-Laurent Csinidis (Films de Force Majeure)
Jorge León
Eva Reiter, George van Dam
Thomas Schira, Jorge León
Marie-Hélène Mora
Quentin Jacques
Jorge León uses the dramatic story of the Iranian psychoanalyst Mitra Kadivar, who was locked up against her will in a mental hospital in her home country, as the starting point of a complex art project which first gave rise to an opera production and later to this multi-layered documentary film.

In his film León challenges the supposedly clear boundaries between lunacy and normalcy, disease and health by artfully interweaving various layers of reality, documentation and stage production. Time and again he shakes the audience’s self-assured perception through contrapuntal combinations of his material and challenges us to perceive our own perspective as one that is always and fundamentally limited.

Luc-Carolin Ziemann