Artistic representations of mental health are renowned for their experimentation. This programme brings together diverse films from around the world, connected by their exceptional innovations in form, content and style. Blending multiple artforms, with roots in spoken word, dance, theatre and music, as well as radical approaches to storytelling, this selection embraces cinema at its boundaries.
This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Dominique Tipper and writer-actor Ann Akin from Trying to Find Me.
Sofia Auza | Canada | 2017 | 4m
A queer cinematic collaboration between Canadian spoken word artist Andrew Warner and Mexican writer-director Sofia Auza.
Fraser Pemberton | Australia | 2017 | 13m
A woman plagued by the memory of her mother’s suicide meets a cryptic stranger.
Sven Niemeyer | Germany | 2017 | 6m
Dance cinema about a suffering mother who is not able to feel love for her child. no matter how hard she tries.
Wei Kang Chou | France | 2017 | 21m
A teenager's imaginary friend is not only a way of escaping from loneliness but a tool to revolt against others.
I Am Emmanuel
Genevieve Clay-Smith | Australia | 2014 | 20m
A 21-year-old Sudanese refugee struggles to leave the past behind despite starting a new life in Australia.
Trying to Find Me
Dominique Tipper | UK | 2017 | 5m
A woman dissects and shares her inner self in an attempt to navigate her way through depression.
Rosie Westhoff | Australia | 2017 | 3m
Insomnia and unrelenting silence lurk in the depths of a young woman's day-to-day reality.