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The Following Scene is Based on a True Story Which Happened Inside my Mind

The Following Scene is Based on a True Story Which Happened Inside my Mind

Original music
[2021]

Documentary / Drama by Ines Moldavsky

A seemingly ordinary counselling session goes off-track when the patient expresses her sexual confusion; a call to a mental health hotline ends up in a desperate cry for a mother; a letter to an abusive ex-lover interpreted by different performers; A high percentage of women who were victims of sexual trauma develop remarkably similar symptoms, which are diagnosed as Borderline Personality Disorder. In the past, this condition was commonly labelled as the fabled Female Hysteria.

The film seeks to expose the problematic nature of the diagnosis, and to examine gender roles and power relations in contemporary psychiatry.

By extracting the core issues from the structured context, this film examines the absurdities therein, through the mixed use of fiction and nonfiction, documentary and reenactment.