Land of Not Knowing
STEVE SANGUEDOLCE / 2016 / CANADA / 71 MINUTES / WORLD PREMIERE / FILM RATING 18A
Monday November 7 / 8:30 PM / Art Gallery of Ontario / Jackman Hall (317 Dundas Street West, McCaul Street entrance)
In this bold new experimental documentary, four artists talk about suicide: the role the recurring thought has played in their life and art, the struggle to understand and overcome the impulse, and the ongoing confrontation with a form of stigma that renders the very concept of suicide as a kind of pariah even among mental health issues and discussions. With a frankness that is both bracing and illuminating, Sanguedolce's subjects tell their stories, and the filmmaker responds with a striking visual scheme that permits us something rarely attempted in the engagement with this most misunderstood of conditions: a sense of first person understanding.
LETTING YOU GO
KIM FABER / 2014 / NETHERLANDS / 18 MINUTES / WATCH THE TRAILER!
For nearly a decade, Sanne has lived with borderline personality disorder, depression and sleeplessness. At 27, she has decided she has had enough and begins preparation for self-euthanasia. This indelible documentary chronicles those final days.
YOUNG-A LEE / 2015 / SOUTH KOREA / 11 MINUTES / WATCH THE TRAILER!
On the day a single and struggling mother has decided to end her life, a knock on the apartment door announces the arrival of a boiler repairman. It may be the most significant house call he'll ever make.
Following the screening, there will a Q&A and discussion about the films.