Nicolas Philibert
France, Japan | 2023 | 109 min
Language : French
Subtitle : English

Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival 2023. With his characteristic precision and benevolence, Nicolas Philibert - a major figure in documentary filmmaking - sets out to meet patients and carers who, on a daily basis, invent their lives in a unique place: the Adamant is an association housed on a barge in the middle of Paris, which takes in adults suffering from mental disorders.

With his characteristic precision and benevolence, Nicolas Philibert - a major figure in documentary filmmaking and a close friend of Visions du Réel - sets out to meet patients and carers who, on a daily basis, invent their lives in a unique place: the Adamant is an association housed on a barge in the middle of Paris, which takes in adults suffering from mental disorders and offers them a environment of care that helps them to reconnect with the world. The filmmaker films, looks, but above all listens, with humanity, tenderness and patience. He observes the workshops - music, reading, cinema, writing and even jam making - the meals, the meetings, and shares moments of one-to-one conversation. “As we all know, the craziest people are not the ones we think” - the filmmaker’s words on the stage of the Berlinale upon winning the 2023 Golden Bear will resonate for a long time to come, as will the moving cover of Téléphone that opens the film and will forever remain etched in our memories.

 

Emilie Bujès

Sur l'Adamant, 2023
De chaque instant, 2018
La Maison de la radio, 2013
Nénette, 2010
Retour en Normandie, 2007
L’Invisible, 2002
Être et avoir, 2002
Qui sait ?, 1999
La Moindre des choses, 1997
Un animal, des animaux, 1995
Le Pays des sourds, 1993
La Ville Louvre, 1990
Patrons/télévision, 1979
La Voix de son maître, 1978

Screenings and tickets


Thursday 20 April 2023 19:30

Thursday 20 April 2023 20:00

Trailer

Photography
Camille BertinKatell DjianRémi JennequinNicolas PhilibertPauline Penichout
Sound
Erik MénardNathalie VidalÉlias BoughedirFrançois Abdelnour
Editing
Janusz BaranekMeryll ChandruNicolas Philibert
Production
Miléna PoyloGilles SacutoNorio HatanoCéline Loiseau

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