Dani ludila

Days of Madness

  • Documentary Film
  • 74’
  • 2018
  • Croatia, Slovenia

Maja and Mladen are suffering from different mental disorders. They do not consider themselves mentally ill but mentally diverse. Unlike other patients mainly following strict medical advice and taking numerous pills, Maja and Mladen decided to try to cure themselves differently. They decided to fight, not only obvious discrimination to the mentally diverse, but also to speak out about their accum

Maja and Mladen are suffering from different mental disorders. They do not consider themselves mentally ill but mentally diverse. Unlike other patients mainly following strict medical advice and taking numerous pills, Maja and Mladen decided to try to cure themselves differently. They decided to fight, not only obvious discrimination to the mentally diverse, but also to speak out about their accumulated emotional problems–directly to the camera. Swallowing 15 pills a day, prescribed by their GPs, is the only medical treatment they receive. It is hard to expect they will get any better. So, they openly speak to the camera-lens, share their deepest emotions and fears and unfold shocking facts about medical care in Croatia, along with facing the cause of their diversity in public. All in all, Maja and Mladen just want to feel like normal, accepted and fulfilled human beings. Maja wants to become Mike–a strong and uncompromised man in Speedo swimming pants and Mladen wants to finally find a girlfriend for the first time in his life and enjoy it liberated from the influence of his priest and conservative family. Days of Madness is a combination of observational documentary and participatory video that will grasp into the depth of what is quintessential–the feeling of being secure.

Director Damian Nenadić
Cast Mladen Badjun, Maja Šćukanec
Awards 1 award
Alphabetical order

Writing

screenwriter

Direction

director

Production

producer
producer
co-producer
executive producer

Cinematography

director of photography
director of photography
director of photography
director of photography

Music

music composer

Editing

film editor

Sound design

sound designer
sound designer
DI producer
colorist
Vesna Award
special achievement award
2018

Nori dnevi nas malodane prestrašijo s filmskim ugibanjem, ali se za duševno obolelostjo morda ne skrivajo zgolj neskončna ranljivost življenja, človeška nemoč in sovražni demoni, ki krožijo med nami. Film brez moraliziranja odpira mučna vprašanja, kako se na duševne stiske odzovemo mi, kako reagira sistem, medicina, farmacija. Zaradi premišljene, čeprav zgolj navidezne odsotnosti avtorja ostane samo iskren, do surovosti prepričljiv dokument, ki na gledalca deluje skoraj fizično.

Alternative title
Days of Madness (english)
Nori dnevi (slovenian)
Production countries
Croatia, Slovenia
Languages
croatian
Technical data
Aspect ratio
1,77:1 // 16:9
Duration and length
74 minutes
Colour
Colour
Sound
Dolby SRD
Screening formats
digital DCP
Budget
Grants
25,000 EUR
public call / Minority Coproduction
2015

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