Brazilian Film Festival 2019: Nise – The Heart of Madness

Sun. Jul 21, 2019 at 2:00pm SAST
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The Bioscope and The Brazial Embassy are proud to once again host the Brazilian Film Festival in Johannesburg. Tickets have been made free of charge, but please book your free ticket now to secure your spot.


SUN 21 July 2019


2pm. Nise – The Heart of Madness


Dir. Roberto Berliner


2015|Brazil|1h 46min


After leaving prison, Dra. Nise da Silveira is back at work in a psychiatric hospital on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro and refuses to employ the new and violent electroshock in the treatment of schizophrenics. Ridiculed by doctors, she is forced to take the abandoned Sector for Occupational Therapy, where she would start a revolution through paints, dogs and love.


Festivals and awards


Best Film and Best Actress – Tokyo International Film Festival 2015


Best Film Audience Award – Rio International Film Festival 2015


Best Film – Cine Fest Brasil Buenos Aires, 2016


Best Film – Cine Fest Brasil Montevideo, 2016


Best Film – Esperanza International Film Festival, Moscow, 2016


Audience Award, Best Soundrack and Best Production Design – Aruanda Festival, João Pessoa 2015


Official Selection – Göteborg Film Festival 2016


Official Selection – Glasgow Film Festival 2016

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