December 2012: answering his colleague Mitra Kadivar’s SOS, psychoanalyst Jacques-Alain Miller attempts through exchanges of e-mails to free her from a psychiatric hospital in Tehran.
Based on this gripping correspondence, the film gives an account of Mitra’s struggle to be heard, and offers an operatic interpretation. This creative work is fueled by the work carried out by patients in a French psychiatric centre, making Mitra the tragic heroine of a documentary film-opera.
Other film by Jorge León: BEFORE WE GO
90 min I Planned for 2018 I Color
Production Films de Force majeure (FR) I Thank you & Good Night Productions (BE)
With the help of Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel (Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles) and MEDIA Programme of the European Union
With the support of the Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Government, CNC (development and Dicréam), Région PACA
In coproduction with CBA and RTBF