OPENING IN US THEATRES ON MARCH 15, FOLLOWED BY A DIGITAL RELEASE.
ON THE ADAMANT
| 2023 – 109′ – Documentary
Written by: Nicolas Philibert.
Directed by: Nicolas Philibert.
Official Competition Berlin International Film Festival 2023, Official Selection TAFFF 2023.
In French with English subtitles.
A Kino Lorber Films Release. |
Master documentarian Nicolas Philibert trains his compassionate eye, skilled powers of observation and detached perspective on the Adamant, a floating daycare center for adults with mental disorders. A barge moored on the Seine River, in the center of Paris, the facility offers counseling and art therapy through music, painting, craft, literature and cinema, and even hosts an annual film festival organized by the patients themselves. But it’s the creativity, wit and sincerity of those same troubled patients who ignite the screen with their genuine talent, passion, and as the filmmaker himself indicates, perpetuate “the poetic function of mankind.” On the Adamant was awarded the Golden Bear at this year’s Berlin International Film Festival.