Auf der Adamant

A film by Nicolas Philibert. In French with German subtitles.

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The Adamant is a uni­que day-care cent­re. A floa­ting struc­tu­re loca­ted on the Seine in the heart of Paris, it wel­co­mes adults suf­fe­ring from men­tal dis­or­ders, offe­ring the kind of care that grounds them in time and space and helps them to reco­ver or keep up their spi­rits. The team run­ning it tri­es to resist the dete­rio­ra­ti­on and dehu­ma­ni­sa­ti­on of psych­ia­try as best as they can.
One of the gre­at docu­men­ta­ry film­ma­kers working today, Nicolas Philibert’s approach has ever­y­thing to do with get­ting clo­se to his sub­ject. Whether it is an indi­vi­du­al such as the oran­gut­an of Nénette (Forum, 2010), or a group of peo­p­le as in La mai­son de la radio (Panorama, 2013), his obser­va­ti­on over an exten­ded peri­od of time is moti­va­ted by a genui­ne and con­ta­gious inte­rest in all that moves within a com­mu­ni­ty. The ques­ti­on of trust is always cen­tral to a docu­men­ta­ry filmmaker’s work and Philibert’s stance is per­fect in that regard, espe­ci­al­ly for tho­se who might have reason to mis­trust their fel­low humans. This gent­le, enligh­tening film invi­tes us to join the wel­co­ming micro­c­osm of the Adamant. In their com­pa­ny we may, as one pati­ent sug­gests, deci­de in the mor­ning to make sure that we will have a good day.

Berlinale 2023: Golden Bear


Sur l’Adamant
FR/JP 2022, 109 Min., frz. OmU
Regie, Kamera, Schnitt: Nicolas Philibert,
Regie unter Mitwirkung von Linda De Zitter

On the Adamant / Sur l’Adamant (2023) – Trailer (English Subs)
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