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International documentary
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Boy Interrupted

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Boy Interrupted
USA / 2008 / 92 min
DIRECTOR:
Dana Heinz Perry
An intimate portrait of a vibrant, suicidal young man suffering from a bipolar disorder.

BOY INTERRUPTED is an intimite film about the vibrant young man Evan who suffers from a bipolar disorder and commits suicide when he is 15 years old. The parents, who directed and shot the film themselves, use this documentary to find an explanation for why this could happen. What really sets this film apart from other films about loss and grief, is the incredible objectivity, which enables the filmmakers to avoid appearing traumatised mourners looking for forgiveness.

Dana Heinz Perry

Dana Heinz Perry is a film maker with a long record in experimental documentaries, both as a director and producer. She cooperates closey with her husband, who also is a filmmaker and producer in addition to being a cinematographer. They’ve made more than 50 music videos, music and other documentaries. Dana Perry has amongst others produced the tv-series AND YOU DON’T STOP: 30 YEARS OF HIP HOP (2004) and directed THE DRUG YEARS (2006).