The Institute of Mental Health, UBC Department of Psychiatry and The Cinematheque present:
Netherlands/Great Britain/Belgium/Ireland 2019
Virtual Streaming from Tuesday, December 8 – Monday December 14, 2020
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Vancouver Premiere! The opening film of last year’s IFF Rotterdam, and screened in the main competition at Sundance (the first Dutch film to do so), Sacha Polak’s English-language debut is a revelation. Dirty God begins in the burn unit of a London Hospital, as Jade (astonishing newcomer Vicky Knight), a young single mom, is released after months of recuperation from the effects of an acid attack by her ex-boyfriend. Returning to the Hackney council estate flat she shares with her mother, Jade is greeted with tears and screams of “monster” by her two-year-old daughter. So begins Jade’s journey, as she struggles to reconcile her outward appearance with her desperate desire for things to return to the way they once were. In her dramatic debut, Knight, herself badly burned in a fire at age eight, brings an intensity and flinty stoicism informed by personal experience to the lead role.
The Cinematheque is pleased to join with the UBC Department of Psychiatry and the Institute of Mental Health in presenting “Frames of Mind,” a monthly event utilizing film to promote professional and community education on issues pertaining to mental health and illness.
Virtual access to a film is provided for seven days, at the conclusion of which we present an online seminar featuring conversations with special guests and an audience Q&A via Zoom.
Free Live Q&A