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

director

Patricia Watson

producer

Barrie Howells

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

00:43:00:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

33606

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

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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