Sat, 07 Oct|
On The Adamant (Sur L'Adamant) Sat matinee Majestic Cinemas NAMBOUR
On The Adamant is a film that illuminates the endless potential of creativity. The Adamant is an architecturally designed building sitting underneath the Charles De Gaulle bridge in Paris and this film picked up the Golden Bear in Paris for its unsentimental style and grace.
Time & Location
07 Oct, 2:30 pm – 4:10 pm
Nambour, Centenary Square, Currie St, Nambour QLD 4560, Australia
About the Event
On The Adamant film trailer HERE
Winner of the Berlinale’s Golden Bear, this empathetic film by Nicolas Philibert invites viewers to spend time with the residents of a floating art-therapy centre in Paris.
Afloat on the Seine, moored by the Charles de Gaulle Bridge, the Adamant is an architect-designed vessel that welcomes patients of all ages and backgrounds seeking support for their mental health challenges, inviting them to enjoy a range of activities: writing, painting, music making, jam-making, even just having a coffee.
They are attended to by a team of specialists, including psychologists, occupational therapists and nurses, but patients and carers alike are encouraged to “build it up together”.
Philibert emerges as an attentive witness. With warm camerawork, he documents the daily experiences of the clientele-visitors with sensitivity instead of sentimentalism, and illuminates the endless potential of creativity to temper the pain of those all too often hidden from public view.
"There is a gentle and very happy sense of freedom and possibility aboard the Adamant, and there is enormous warmth, sympathy and human curiosity in this film." Peter Bradshaw The Guardian
"Engaging and affirmative" Screen International
" As a practitioner of gentle empathy Mr. Philibert is a master." Critics Notebook
"Truly moving" Cinegarage
WINNER: Golden Bear (Best Film) Berlin Film Festival 2023
On The Adamant$15.75