2010 Film Festival - Psychiatry Ethics

Date: 26th Nov ' - 28th Nov '
Location: Filmhouse, 88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH3 9BZ [ Map ]

Should individuals with certain mental health problems be placed, against their will, in psychiatric institutions? What are the causes of some of these mental disorders? Do some of the disorders run in families? In other words, is it genetic? Is surgery on the brain of a patient possible? Should it take place again their will?

The Psychiatry Ethics Film Festival sought to answer some of these questions while leading post-film debates with an ethics expert.

There were also three schools screenings as part of the Film Festival.

The film festival was organised in partnership with: the Scottish Council on Human Bioethics, the Edinburgh Filmhouse, the Edinburgh and South-East Scotland Branch of the British Science Association and The ESRC Genomics Policy and Research Forum. It is also support by Awards for All - Scotland.

In this season

The Eighth Day
Screening: Fri 26 Nov only
Director: Jaco Van Dormael
Country of origin and year: Belgium/France/UK 1996
Duration: 118 minutes
Certificate: PG
Cast: Daniel Auteuil, Pascal Duquenne, Miou-Miou, Henri Garcin, Isabelle Sadoyan.
French with English subtitles

Mental + Sectioned Double Bill (Double Bill)
Screening: Sat 27 Nov only
Country of origin and year: UK 2010
Duration: 149 minutes
Certificate: Unrated
No dialogue

Girl, Interrupted
Screening: Sat 27 Nov only
Director: James Mangold
Country of origin and year: Germany/USA 1999
Duration: 127 minutes
Certificate: 15
Cast: Winona Ryder, Angelina Jolie, Whoopi Goldberg, Brittany Murphy, Clea DuVall.

Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive
Screening: Sun 28 Nov only
Director: Ross Wilson
Country of origin and year: UK 2006
Duration: 116 minutes
Certificate: 12A
Documentary

The Madness of King George
Screening: Sun 28 Nov only
Director: Nicholas Hytner
Country of origin and year: UK 2006
Duration: 110 minutes
Certificate: PG
Cast: Nigel Hawthorne, Helen Mirren, Ian Holm, Rupert Graves, Amanda Donohoe.

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