The Admittance

Canada, 1968

Film
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Jan, an intelligent 32 year old, separated from her husband, has suffered a nervous breakdown and tried to commit suicide. She is not helped by a cliche-ridden mother, but a sympathetic and affectionate bond exists with her sister, Barb. After repeated attempts, Barb finally succeeds in having Jan admitted to a psychiatric hospital for treatment. The film deals with the issues of self-doubt and failure, the structure of the human personality and the whole area of family relationships.

Credits

production company

ONF | NFB

producer

Barrie Howells

Duration

00:43:00:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1968

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

016211

Language

English

Subject categories

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Social problems

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Psychology

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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