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Our Lucky Hours
Dir. Martine Deyres - 2019 - France, Switzerland, Belgium
During the Second World War, 45,000 psychiatric patients perished in French hospitals. Only one facility survived this decimation. At the Saint-Alban asylum, the daily routine of an institution was reinvented. Political courage and poetic audacity changed perceptions of madness. Using film archives that had been forgotten at the hospital, this film immerses us in the intensity of the transformation, which went on for several decades.