26th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Ballet on a Paraphrenic Topic
Ballet on a Paraphrenic Topic
Ballet on a Paraphrenic Topic
Ballet on a Paraphrenic Topic

Ballet on a Paraphrenic Topic

director: Éric Duvivier
original title: Ballet sur un thème paraphrénique
country: France
year: 1962
running time: 33 min.

synopsis

Ballet sur un thème paraphrénique represents the "factastic" area of the Sandoz film portfolio – films that feature opulent and extravagant set design and unclear, almost crazy narratives, but are often based on scientific subjects, such as the results of specific research papers or studies of mental disorders. That is also the case of Ballet. Director Éric Duvivier who created most films in the aforementioned category aimed for an audiovisual expression of the state of "paraphrenia" which is a type of schizophrenia where reality overlaps with schizophrenic hallucinations.

more about film

director: Éric Duvivier
Ministerstvo kultury
Fond kinematografie
Město Jihlava
Kraj Vysočina
Česká televize
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