109 MIN

The Adamant is a unique day-care centre. A floating structure located on the Seine in the heart of Paris, it welcomes adults suffering from mental disorders, offering the kind of care that grounds them in time and space and helps them to recover or keep up their spirits. The team running it tries to resist the deterioration and dehumanisation of psychiatry as best as they can.

Golden Berlin Bear — Best Film, Berlin IFF, 2023

Cast & Crew
Producer(s): Céline Loiseau, Gilles Sacuto, Miléna Poylo
Director: Nicolas Philibert
Script: Nicolas Philibert
Director of Photography: Nicolas Philibert
Sound: Érik Ménard, François Abdelnour
Edit: Nicolas Philibert, Janusz Baranek
Cast: Mamadi Barri, Walid Benziane, Sabine Berlière, Romain Bernardin, Jean-Paul Hazan
Production: TS Productions

Nicolas Philibert
Born in Nancy, France, in 1951, he studied philosophy and began his film career in the 1970s as assistant director to René Allio, Alain Tanner and Claude Goretta. Between 1985 and 1987, he directed mountaineering and other sports films for television. After making several shorts, he directed his debut feature-length documentary La Ville Louvre in 1990. His portrait of an orangutan, Nénette, screened in the Berlinale Forum in 2010. Since 2002, his films have been presented in over 100 retrospectives and tribute events around the world.

His Master’s Voice (1978), Louvre City (1990), Animals (1995), Every Little Thing (1996), Who Knows? (1999), To Be and to Have (2002), Back to Normandy (2007), Nénette (2009), Night Falls on the Menagerie (,2010), La maison de la Radio (2012), Each and Every Moment (2018), On the Adamant (2023)