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Films about mental ilnes & depression..

PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2003 11:45 pm
by nina*
Films about mental ilnes & depression,any recommendations?

Re: Films about mental ilnes & depression..

PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2003 10:56 am
by kcpuden1
Repulsion by Roman Polanski

Re: Films about mental ilnes & depression..

PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2003 10:44 pm
by gratefultiger
Fred Wiseman's.."Titicut Follies"(USA 1967) a very heavy Doco set in a insane asylum,hard too watch at times, sad
& brutal.

Re: Films about mental ilnes & depression..

PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2003 6:03 am
by Slohands
A couple off the top of my head would be two Bergman films - "Through a Glass Darkly" and possibly "Winter Light" - although the latter is part of the existential angst theme of his "faith trilogy", so maybe not exactly what you're looking for. There is also a very good British picture from the mid-sixties called "Morgan" about a man who goes somewhat insane as a result of personal conflicts. There is also Truffaut's "The Story of Adele H." about delusional sexual obsession. "Repulsion" was mentioned.

Re: Films about mental ilnes & depression..

PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2003 6:44 am
by zzzooom
Betty Blue (Beineix)
Despair (Fassbinder)

Re: Films about mental ilnes & depression..

PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2003 12:32 am
by Mr. West
"Fear of Fear" by Fassbinder: as housewife (Margit Carstensen) feels like she's losing her grip on reality.

Re: Films about mental ilnes & depression..

PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2003 2:25 pm
by dixie
Woman Under the Influence with Gena Rowlands, directed by John Cassavetes; Spider with Ralph Fiennes, directed by David Cronenberg; the Collector with Terrance Stamp directed by William Wyler

Re: Films about mental ilnes & depression..

PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2003 1:56 pm
by pre-tender
sorry for not choosing from foreign ones but i do not have a huge seen-list in foreignfilms, so here is my recommendation The Pi ( Darren Aronofsky ); a great indie film as the debut of Aronofsky, it is on the top of my top20 list and it exactly fits your desire; story of mentally ill but at the same time genious Max Cohen...

Re: Films about mental ilnes & depression..

PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2003 4:58 pm
by indigo
'Angel Baby' (Australian) a love affair between two mentally-ill people, a moving and sad film which swept the Australian Film Institute Awards (best picture, director, and actors)

'Angels of the Universe' (Icelandic) a man developes schizophrenia after a bad love affair, very eloquent and somber

'Betty Blue' (France) a classic

'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' (American) classic Academy Award Winner

'A Beautiful Mind' (American) winner of some Academy Awards

'Girl, Interrupted' (American) Academy Award Winner

'The Caveman's Valentine' (American)

'The Saint of Ft. Washington (American)

I mention the American movies since they are also good films about mental illness.

Hope this helps.

Re: Films about mental ilnes & depression..

PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2003 1:02 pm
by nina*
Thanks all,I'll certainly be looking out for a lot of the titles..:-)