Experiencing Interruptions?

The Pursuit of Equilibrium

Anecdotal reconstruction of the episodes which led to the director's personal diagnosis of bipolar affective disorder. Through the juxtaposition of depression and hyper-activity/mania, the audience is kept engaged. The use of the metaphors and masks of the fox allows the audience to identify with the character as this mental health account is personal yet the diagnoses of depression and/or bipolar are common and wide spread. The final message I wished to convey is: the only way to 'get better' is to acknowledge and accept your illness, talk about your own experience and/or the experience of your loved one. In turn, the more people talk, the more people share: the less shame, taboo and stigma around Mental Health.

  • Anne Chataigné
  • Anne Chataigné
  • Anne Chataigné
  • Anne Chataigné
    Key Cast
  • Rebecca Tudehope
    Key Cast
  • Marie-Pierre Chataigné
    Key Cast
  • Hugues Chataigné
    Key Cast
  • Mathilde Chataigné
    Key Cast
  • Mélody Barreau
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Student
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 10 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 28, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    900 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    France, United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English, French
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director - Anne Chataigné