12 Days
aka 12 jours
First screened in October 2017
Director: Raymond Depardon. Documentary record of psychiatric evaluations in a Lyonnais asylum, where French law requires that involuntary inmates be reassessed for possible release within 12 days of their commitment.

Twitter Capsule: Depardon retains his clinically observational style, capturing some haunting patient-judge exchanges. Might he offer more?

VOR:   A valuable record from sociological perspectives, and possibly a useful document for advocating a policy change. Not a new style; still has limits.

Photo © 2017 Palmeraie et Désert/Auvergne Rhône-Alpes Cinéma/France 2 Cinéma

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

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