16mm / colour / 96 min / 2006

Like the train that brings you from Madrid to Leganés (town where the film was shot), and shows you the back shop of factories and towns, that path that only the railroad takes; staying at the Mental Hospital becomes like watching society behind the scene.

 
 
 
   

Madness has a primitive power for revelation: revelation that what is dreamy is to be real, that illusion has no limits. All reality is reabsorbed by fantastic images.

This documentary has been filmed throughout a year to portrait punctual events of each season, follow the cycles of the younger patients, the improvement or even rehabilitation of the healthier, and irreversibility of the eldest.



 

 

     
     
     
   


FESTIVALS:

. III Festival Internacional de Documental Independiente. Cádiz.doc. Spain

. V Festival Internacional de Documentales de Barcelona. Docupolis

. XII Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de Barcelona L´Alternativa
   Best documentary

. XV Semana de Cine Experimental de Madrid

. XII Biennale du cinéma espagnol d'Annecy (France)

. Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de Medellín. Colombia

. XXXVI Festival de cine de Alcalá de Henares. Sección "Miradas para un    nuevo milenio". Spain

. Nominada a los premios Luís Buñuel de cinematografía 2006

. XXIX Festival Cinéma du Réel. Section « hors les murs ». Paris

. III Lucca film festival. Italy

. Numero Proyecta. Lisboa

 

 

 


SCREENINGS :

. Sala de cine «La Enana Marrón». Madrid

. Spanish cinemateque. Cine Dore .Madrid

. Escuela Superior de Artes y Espectáculos. TAI. Madrid

. Facultad de Ciencias Sociales de Segovia

. Escuela Lacaniana de Psicoanálisis de Madrid

. Cinemateques: Included in a program title, “Looks for a new
   millennium” of 15 spanish feature films produce between 2000 and 2006 that    is  shown in Spanish cinemateques

. Filmoteca de Valencia

. Instituto Cervantes: Included in a program of five long Spanish   documentaries produced in the last two years, that is shown in the
  Cervantes  Institutes through out the world. 

. Instituto Cervantes de Paris

. Maison de la culture IBN Khaldoum / Instituto Cervantes de Túnez

. Instituto Cervantes de Praga

. Commercial premier in Spain May 9-08

. I Muestra de cine invisible. Valle de Benasque. Huesca

. Espacio de Arte Contemporáneo de Castelló

. ATA (Artist Television Access) San Francisco. USA

. Instituto Cervantes de Albuquerque. USA

.Kino im Sprengel. Hannover. Germany

. Instituto Cervantes de Fez. Moroco

. Caixaforum Tarragona. Documental+debate

. Caixaforum Lérida.  Documental+debate