Based on the true story of Dr. Nise Da Silveira, who on her return to Rio de Janeiro, goes to work in a psychiatric hospital on the outskirts of the city where she refuses to employ the new and violent electroshock therapy in the treatment of schizophrenics. Ridiculed by her fellow doctors, she is forced to take on the abandoned Sector for Occupational Therapy, where she would start a revolution through paintings, animals and love.
New York Times Critics’ Pick!
“Revolutionary!” -The Village Voice
Luiz Carlos Mello
Country of Origin: Brazil
Sound Format: Dolby SRD
Running Time: 106 minutes
Rating: Not Rated
In Portuguese with English Subtitles