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On the Adamant PG rating

French master documentarist Nicolas Philibert takes an empathetic, celebratory in-depth look at a floating mental care centre and its regulars.

Documentary 2022 110 mins

Director: Nicolas Philibert



Moored on the Seine, the Adamant is a day centre for people with mental-health issues, offering a haven with an empowering emphasis on cultural engagement. Nicolas Philibert’s (Être et avoir) richly involving documentary, this year’s Golden Bear winner at the Berlin Film Festival, meets the Adamant regulars – including punks, poets and social outsiders – on their terms, in an impassioned argument for enlightened mental care.