Frames of Mind June 2024 – On the Adamant

Kyoko H

Frames of Mind Film Series

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A monthly film series promoting professional and community education on issues pertaining to mental health and illness. Presented by The Cinematheque and the Institute of Mental Health, UBC Department of Psychiatry. Screenings are generally held on the third Wednesday of each month at The Cinematheque, 1131 Howe St, Vancouver, BC.

June 2024 – On the Adamant
June 19 (Wednesday) 7:00 pm

“A moving testament to what people are capable of, if they could just find the right outlet for it.”

Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter

France/Japan 2023 | NGicolas Philibert | 109 min. | Rated P 

Floating on the Seine River in the heart of Paris, the Adamant is a therapeutic day centre whose distinct architectural form—resembling that of a wooden spaceship-turned-barge—defies the clinical setting. Developed in collaboration with staff and persons living with mental illness, the centre opened in July 2010 and operates as part of the Esquirol psychiatric service of the Saint-Maurice hospital network. With a gentle quotidian lens, director Nicolas Philibert respectfully documents life at the centre. We see those attending the Adamant engage in a range of art-making, demonstrating how creative expression is critical to mental well-being. From planning the anniversary of the centre’s film club to reconciling cash at their cafe, candid conversations and collective decision-making between staff and its members are core to the centre’s operations. Winner of the Golden Bear at last year’s Berlinale, On the Adamant is a tender portrait of collaborative and community-oriented care.

Post-screening discussion with Mike Tibbles and Dave MacDonald of Pathways Clubhouse. Moderated by Dr. Harry Karlinsky, series director.
Co-sponsored by Pathways Clubhouse