category Diseases of the health systems

V.O.

Czech

subtitles

Romanian, English

producer

Mimesis Film

Original Title

Normální autistický film

full program

14 March, 20:30, Elvire Popesco

Proiecție desfășurată în prezența: regizorului

15 March, 14:30, Eforie

(open exclusively for highschool students)

Proiecție desfășurată în prezența: regizorului

15 March, 18:00, Eforie

Proiecție desfășurată în prezența: regizorului

synopsis

“To society, I’m disabled. To me, society is disabled,” says one of the protagonists of this film, reductively seen only as “autistic.” Filmmaker Miroslav Janek decides to approach his subjects not as children with Asperger, but as complex human characters who are neurodiverse in a world set up for neurotypicals. Thus, autism stops being a medical diagnosis and becomes a fascinating way of thinking that takes effort to decipher. Shot over two years, the film is a beautifully crafted, intimate observational portrait of five youngsters who, apart from loving Tarantino or The Little Prince, playing classical music or writing long stories in English, can explain clearly how their brains are differently wired and how that affects them. The unique aesthetic of the film adds to its immersive power, aiming to slowly shift the perspective of a majority who determines what is “normal.” 

awards and festivals

2016 - IDFA Amsterdam, The Netherlands 

2016 - Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Czech Republic 
2016 - Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, Czech Republic, Best Czech Documentary
2016 - Dok Leipzig, Germany 
2016 - Doc Point, Finland

distributor

Taskovski Films

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