Controindicazione

The last prison hospital for the criminally insane in Europe. A place easy to get into, impossible to get out of. Patients, torn between an unbeatable legal system and entitled psychiatrists, try to find sanctuary in Christ. But how much help can He offer to those who died long ago? "Controindicazione" is a story of an unbeatable system, an entity that was created and then broke free from its maker's control. An entity that exists on its own, that no one will take responsibility for. An entity that grinds human dignity and lives into dust.

  • Tamara von Steiner
    Director
  • Tamara von Steiner
    Writer
  • Tamara von Steiner
    Producer
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 14 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 23, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    Serbia
  • Country of Filming:
    Italy
  • Language:
    Italian
  • Shooting Format:
    HD
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Trieste Film Festival
    Trieste
    Serbia
    January 23, 2017
    International premiere
  • Beldocs Film Festival
    Belgrade
    Serbia
    National Premiere
  • Belfast Film festival
    Belfast
    United Kingdom
    April 7, 2017
    UK Premiere
  • Martovski Festival
    Belgrade
    Serbia
    April 2, 2017
    Special Award
  • Lo Spiraglio Film Festival
    Rome
    Italy
    March 31, 2017
    Special mention
  • Balkan Florence Express
    Florence
    Italy
    February 25, 2017
  • Prvi Kadar International Documentary and Short Film Festival
    Sarajevo
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    BiH Premiere
    Special Award
Director Biography - Tamara von Steiner

Tamara von Steiner was born in Belgrade in 1980, where she graduated Film and TV Directing at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts. She has directed over 15 shorts and documentaries, which were presented in numerous festivals and won various awards (Grand prix, Jury Prize, Audience Award). In 2009. she moved to Sicily where she directed two feature documentaries. Her first feature documentary “Delinquenti” was shot in the most infamous prison in Italy, the “Ucciardone”. Her following film “Controindicazione”, takes place in the last prison hospital for the criminally insane in Europe. Beside film directing, she also works as producer, scriptwriter and film editor. Since 2007, she is a member of UFUS (Film Artist Association of Serbia) and from 2016 of DOKSERBIA.

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