Tellervo: After criminals and drug abusers, people with mental illness are the people with the lowest status in Finland. And the doctors have the highest status. So I became very curious about this from the point of view of those who are treated.
The whole show's set up in the form of a group therapy session, intercut with re-enactments by the "participants" of group therapy - some are the actual patients/survivors, some are actors. It's odd, destabilising, to realise how one woman, at first consistently playing doctors, is actually a genuine survivor, who had custody of her children removed from her while being warded. Survivors playing doctors, actors playing survivors, actors playing doctors, everyone playing one another.
An exercise in empathy. Yes. No Q&A after the show: we're keeping them for her presentation tomorrow.
P.S. This film was actually preceded by Wu Wenguang's Treatment, but I've watched that already. No need for repeats.