Archive of films On the Adamant / Sur l'Adamant

France / Japan
2022, 109 min

Section: Horizons
Year: 2023


A boat anchored in the very heart of Paris acts as a unique daycare center for people with mental disorders. The staff of this “Noah’s Ark” do not view mental problems as a stigma and offer their clients countless activities aimed at improving their dignity and creativity. After Every Little Thing (1996), the award-winning French documentary filmmaker again explores the lives of persons with an intellectual disability in order to show us a world in which everybody is seen first and foremost as a human being, without the need to categorize by class, race, or intellect. With his eloquent relativization of what is considered “normal,” Philibert earned the Golden Bear for Best Film at this year’s Berlinale.

Kamila Dolotina

About the director

Nicolas Philibert (1951, Nancy, France). Selected filmography: In the Land of the Deaf (Les pays des sourds, 1992), Every Little Thing (La moindre des choses, 1996), To Be and to Have (Être et avoir, 2002), La maison de la radio (2013), On the Adamant (Sur l’Adamant, 2022).


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About the film

Color, DCP

Section: Horizons
Director: Nicolas Philibert
Screenplay: Nicolas Philibert
Dir. of Photography: Nicolas Philibert
Sound: François Abdelnour
Editor: Janusz Baranek, Nicolas Philibert
Producer: Céline Loiseau, Gilles Sacuto, Miléna Poylo
Production: TS Productions
Coproduction: Longride
Sales: Les Films du Losange
Distributor: Aerofilms

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