An issue of extreme importance for a quality life, mental health is also a subject that the cinema has always bothered to study. Over the years, it was several powerful works that adopted the theme of the list as a central proposal for their plots and characters. Thinking about it, we brought fabulous films that know how to work with the mental health figure in an assertive way, addressing several subgenres of the subject. Let’s go to the list!
10º – Melancholia (Lars von Trier, 2011)We will explore some short periods of the lives of two sisters, capturing a wedding night of one of them, working with their inherent melancholy in every act, and, at another time, small stretches of the two and their families before an accident that will destroy life in the Earth. ‘Melancholia’ nourishes positive and negative moments, standing out even for its good exposure of the sad nuances that comprise depression.
9º – About Schmidt (Alexander Payne, 2002)After learning that his daughter is getting married, a man decides to embark on a trip across the country to follow the event. Along the way, man will learn more about himself, as well as glimpses items he would never want to discover about his personality. ‘About Schmidt’ is a film in the genre of comedy, but has a rustic atmosphere, highlighting a damning compendium about an individual simply unsuited to the social apparatus. The film still gains more intensity with the irreproachable performance of Jack Nicholson, providing us with unique moments like the final impact spectrum.
8º – Silver Linings Playbook (David O. Russell, 2012)An unstable and unstable man, after a passage through a psychological institution, finds in the figure of a young woman the strength to overcome the difficulties of her life. Nurturing a motivational aura from beginning to end, ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ is a light drama about the adaptive power of the human being.
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