MIND CAGE

Cambodia

NETPAC

Director: Amit Dubey
Year: 2016
Duration: 83′
Language: Original Version – Spanish Subtitles
Genre : Thriller

Synopsis

A traditional Healer exploits the deep rooted stigma of mental health in rural Cambodia, with his harsh treatment methods. He is humiliated and locked up when a Psychiatrist from the city of Phnom Penh intervenes and proves him wrong. Having lost all respect, the Healer tracks down the Psychiatrist and stalks his family. Furthermore, the Healer breaks in to the Psychiatrist’s house at nights, and the family wakes up to a disturbing surprise in the mornings. Mysterious events happening in the house start to disintegrate the happy role family. Things get even more complicated as the Psychiatrist’s wife is a strong believer of superstitions. Sanity of each caracter is challenged as the Healer’s cruel games pushes everyone in the family towards the edge. An original story which explores upon shades of reality and contrast between the urban and rural life in a changing Cambodia.

Director’s Biography

Amit Dubey was born and raised in a small town in South of India. He moved to the US for univertsity. After making several short films that were screened in various film festivals, he set out to make his first feature film Mind Cage in Cambodia. He did an year of research on the mental health situation of the country, in parallel to writing the screenplay.

Festivals and Awards

2018: Cambodia International film festival.
2017: Luang Prabang film festival.


SCREENING

Thursday 8th Nov

16:00h

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