Accademia della Follia: the theatre company created by Dr. Franco Basaglia in the Seventies as part of his research that led to revolutionary laws in Italy and the closing of the psychiatric institutes.
The film portrays the theatre company and its actors, all affected by mental illnesses. It leaves the viewer meditating on the meanings of madness, reality and theatre.
Produced by France Television and Point du Jour,
a film by Anush Hamzehian, shot by Flavio Nani.
Cma PriMed, Festival de la Méditerranée – Prix ART, PATRIMOINE ET CULTURES DE LA MEDITERRANEE