Monday, March 23, 2009

Mental. Update.

Another article about Kazuhiro Soda's new film, Mental, appears in today's Japan Today:

New documentary explores taboo subject of mental illness in Japan

...In his latest offering, “Seishin” (Mental), Soda uses the same fly-on-the-wall filmmaking techniques to record life inside a small mental health clinic in Okayama Prefecture. Due for domestic release in June after generating a buzz on the international film-festival circuit, “Seishin” takes audiences into a world that many would prefer to keep hidden. Soda depicts consultations and therapy sessions, with interviews that delve into the patients’ personal histories and battles with mental illness. The result is a film that offers not just greater insight into the world inside the clinic, but into Japanese society as a whole.

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