Mitra

Belgium | 2018 | 82 min
French, English | Subtitles in English
Cinematography: Jorge León, Thomas Schira
Sound mixing: Benoît Biral
Editing: Marie-Hélène Mora
Music: Eva Reiter, George Van Dam
Script: Jorge León
Sound: Quentin Jacques
Director: Jorge León

Synopsis

North American Premiere

The chilling story of Mitra Kadivar, an Iranian psychoanalyst who was committed against her will to a psychiatric hospital in Tehran in winter 2012. Because she was hoping to open a clinic for drug addicts, her neighbours plotted against her, unjustly denouncing her. She was
expelled from the property, and then imprisoned. At the mercy of a legal system that she deemed “deficient” and to fight her isolation, she began an email correspondence with Jacques-Alain Miller, founder of the World Association of Psychoanalysis. During summer 2017, a team of artists was inspired by her letters to create an opera inspired by the realities of a psychiatric hospital.

Directors

Jorge León

Jorge León studied film in Brussels (INSAS). His interests led him into the documentary field as director and director of photogra¬phy. He’s been working as photographer and videomaker, with a.o. Éric Pauwels, Wim Vandekeybus, Thierry De Mey, Xavier Lukom¬ski, Olga de Soto, Ana Torfs, Meg Stuart, ... His photographic works have been exhibited in Belgium and abroad and were published in different newspapers and magazines.
Filmography | Before we go (2014) ; Vous êtes Servis (2010) ;10 min (2010) ; Between two chairs (2007) ; Vous êtes ici (2006) ; De sable et de ciment (2003)

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Musée McCord - Théâtre J. Armand Bombardier
Screening # 59
Mitra
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Mitra

Belgium | 82 min | 2018

French, English | Subtitles in English

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