Eighty-two-year-old Peter Anton has spent decadesobsessively chronicling his life story in a massive, illustrated autobiography, and nothing - not poverty, isolation or crippling disabilities - will stop him from seeing it published. With his immediate family long dead, Anton's house has fallen into squalor and his health is failing. ALMOST THERE tells the story of the controversial art exhibit the filmmakers collaborated on with this charismatic yet curmudgeonly character, and what happens to Anton when his lifestyle as a hoarder causes the housing department to condemn his home.
Artistic vision of a psychiatric hospital. made by a collective artist after a residence of 3 months in this hospital.
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Initiatives that get people with Alzheimer's involved in art and creative workshops are producing remarkably positive results. Scientists have discovered that the parts of the brain related to emotions and creativity are largely spared by the disease.
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THE MEMORY AMNESIQUE is a movie which brings us to the heart of a workshop of art therapy.
In an asylum, patients talk, write and sulpt. All around, the place is invested by movies teams who are shooting TV series.
An uncertain reality appears.
What is this feeling of unreality? What is this madness?
Handicapped from birth, Ines Racheg miraculously survived thanks to her willingness and dedication of her parents. Self-taught, she finded in the painting a way to overcome her handicaps. Enrolled in an art club, she benefits from the care of her teachers who have all subsequently detected her talent. The portrait of this exceptional artist made known to the magical world of her paintings, while referring to the particular circumstances of his experiences.Shooted between Tunis and Sfax where Ines was born, this film tells a constant struggle for survival and self-assertion.
One morning, after a night troubled by insomnia and shouts once again, Bastien asked his mother : « Do I disappear too when the sun sets ? ». Since then, Bastien has been ticking every spent day in a calendar over his bed and sleeps a little better.
Habitually associated with the colour black, with death, the spider figures among the list of the animal world's most hated creatures. The spider inspires repulsion, to the point of phobia in certain individuals. Its dark velvety appearance, its rapidity and the unpredictable nature of its movements are often cited as reasons for this repulsion.
This judgement is hasty, irrational and unjust, since out of the 35.000 recorded species, only a hundred or so can actually cause a reaction in humans and only a dozen are really dangerous.