NISE: HEART OF MADNESS


The Brazilian film NISE: HEART OF MADNESS plays at the Gene Siskel Film Center April 28- May 4
SAIC student tickets are discounted at $7. 

Description: ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST meets SÉRAPHINE in this stirring fact-based drama of the struggle for psychiatric reform and the value of outsider art. Arriving at a Rio mental hospital in 1944, psychiatrist Nise da Silveira (Pires) isappalled by the electroshock-and-
lobotomy methods favored by the doctors. Exiled to the Occupational Therapy department, she has a rough time with the neglected and mistreated patients, until she introduces them to painting and sculpting. In Portuguese with English subtitles.  

Check out the trailer here via Vimeo. 

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