Nise - The Heart of Madness

  • Narrative

After leaving prison, Dra. Nise da Silveira is back at work in a psychiatric hospital on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro and refuses to employ the new and violent electroshock in the treatment of schizophrenics. Ridiculed by doctors, she is forced to take the abandoned Sector for Occupational Therapy, where she would start a revolution through paints, dogs and love.

Screenings
Göteborg Film Festival
Glasgow Film Festival

Festivals and awards
Best Film and Best Actress – Tokyo International Film Festival 2015
Best Film Audience Award – Rio International Film Festival 2015
Best Film – Cine Fest Brasil Buenos Aires, 2016
Best Film – Cine Fest Brasil Montevideo, 2016
Best Film – Esperanza International Film Festival, Moscow, 2016
Audience Award, Best Soundrack and Best Production Design – Aruanda Festival, João Pessoa 2015
Opening Film – Jangada Festival, Paris 2016
Official Selection – Ficpunta (Punta del Este), 2016
Official Selection – Göteborg Film Festival 2016
Official Selection – Glasgow Film Festival 2016
Closing Filme – Pachamama Festival, Rio Branco 2015
Official Selection – São Paulo International Film Festival 2015

 

Credits

Director Roberto Berliner
cast
Gloria Pires Nise da Silveira

Simone Mazzer Adelina Gomes
Julio Adrião Carlos Pertuis
Claudio Jaborandy Emygdio de Barros
Fabrício Boliveira Fernando Diniz
Roney Villela Lucio Noeman
Flávio Bauraqui Octávio Ignácio
Bernardo Marinho Raphael Domingues

Augusto Madeira Lima
Felipe Rocha Almir
Roberta Rodrigues Ivone
Georgiana Góes Martha Pires

Fernando Eiras Mário Magalhães
Charles Fricks Mário Pedrosa
Zé Carlos Machado Dr. Nelson
Michel Bercovitch Dr. César
Tadeu Aguiar Dr. Mourão

Luciana Fregolente Eugênia
Zé Mario Farias Enfermeiro
Pedro Kosovski Dr. Letier
Eliane Costa Leila
Perfeito Fortuna Aurélio
Zezeh Barbosa Carmem

Sector of Occupacional Therapy Clients
Alice Morena
Antonio Barboza
Cícero Ferreira
Daniel de Souza
Dax Gomes
Deinha Pook
Edmilson Cordeiro
Jairo Florentino
Mônica de Barros (em memória)
Mestre Chagas
Waldir da Silva
William Guimarães

Musicians of São João Party
Antonio Cassiano
José Nilton Braz
Luciano Luís da Silva

producer Rodrigo Letier
associate producers Luiz Carlos Mello, André Horta e François Wolf
executive producer Lorena Bondarovsky
finishing production Anna Julia Werneck
screenwriters Flávia Castro, Mauricio Lissovsky, Maria Camargo e Chris Alcazar
screenplay Patricia Andrade, Leonardo Rocha e Roberto Berliner
screenplay consultant Bernardo Horta
colaboration Luiz Carlos Mello, Gladys Schincariol, Lula Vanderlei, Leonardo Domingues e Gina Ferreira
dp André Horta
film editing Pedro Bronz, edt. e Leonardo Domingues
production designer Daniel Flaksman
costumes Cris Kangussu
make up Uirande Holanda
assistant director Fernanda Luz e Leonardo Rocha
production director Henrique Castelo Branco
camera operation Marcio Menezes
cast preparation Tomás Rezende
cast production Guilherme Gobbi e Dani Pereira
Gloria Pires assistant Antônio Padilha
direct sound Leandro Lima
original soundtrack Jaques Morelenbaum
sound design and mixing François Wolf
image monitoring Ely Silva
visual effects supervisor Robson Sartori
videographism Marcelo Pereira (Tecnopop)
documental images Leon Hirszman com fotografia de Luiz Carlos Saldanha