Thursday, March 15, 2018
12 Days (2017) Rendez-Vous With French Cinema 2018
Made up of 10 meetings between patients and judges the film is little more that a series of close ups of the patient and the judges. They are spaced by shots of the hospital hallways. Its very minimalist but absolutely captivating since there is so much drama in each encounter we simply can not look away.
Deeply moving and at times troubling look at how the mentally ill are treated in France. While it is clear that many of the people need help, its also clear that anyone of us is a hairs breadth from being locked up.
Highly recommended. This maybe the best film at this year' Rendez-Vous ith French Cinema