Original Title: Nise, o coração da loucura
2015 | 105 min. | colour | fiction | subtitles in English
Co-presented with Lula Lounge


• Sunday, November 6th – 5:00pm

Direction: Roberto Berliner • Production: Rodrigo Letier • Script: Flavia Castro, Mauricio Lissovsky, Maria Camargo and Chris Alcazar • Sound: Leandro Lima • Cinematography: André Horta • Editing: Pedro Bronz, HAE and Leonardo Domingues • Soundtrack: Jaques Morelenbaum

Cast: Gloria Pires, Julio Adrião, Fabrício Boliveira, Flávio Bauraqui

Upon getting out of prison, doctor Nise da Silveira goes back to work at a psychiatric hospital in the suburbs of Rio de Janeiro, and refuses to use electroshock therapy and lobotomy to treat schizophrenic patients. Outcast by the other doctors, she’s left to take over the abandoned Occupational Therapy Department, where she begins a revolution guided by love, art and madness.

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Awards and Festivals:
Best Film and Best Actress at the Tokyo Movie Festival 2015 • Audience prize at the Rio International Movie Festival 2015 • Official selection at the Mostra São Paulo 2015 • Festival du cinéma brésilien de Paris