Lovebound

Lovebound

Czech premiere

This Danish documentary shows some of the hardest moments of parenthood, shared in the space of a therapy group for people whose children have mental illnesses.

The strength of romantic love is depicted in all fields of art. But how can the unconditional love of a parent towards a child be captured? This emotionally charged film follows a group of parents who describe their experiences with their adult children: repeated suicide attempts, stealing from their families, self-harm. The descriptions of the dramatic extreme mental states of individual children alternate with old family footage and childhood photographs from earlier, idyllic times. The parents talk about their fears, the endless discussions with doctors and the feelings of hopelessness, but they also gradually find relief and a new source of strength from the shared stories and understanding in a therapy group.

Impact

Denmark is considered one of the happiest countries in the world, yet the Danes are also having to cope with some form of mental health condition: every tenth person in the country has been diagnosed with some form of mental disorder. The film Lovebound follows special group therapy sessions for parents whose children have developed a mental illness. However, you would be wrong to think that only Scandinavia offers such possibilities. In the Czech Republic, for example, the Accompaniment Centre (Centrum provázení) helps these families. It helps them cope with the difficult reality and supports them in the next steps, so that the child receives the best possible care.

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About the film

Denmark
2021 / 52 min.

Director
Vibe Mogensen

Language
Danish

Subtitles
Czech, English

Director

Vibe Mogensen

Vibe Mogensen

2021 - Lovebound

Screenings

28. 3.
18:00 h
Praha: Ponrepo
Discussion
Vibe Mogensen, director
30. 3.
17:30 h
Praha: Evald
Discussion
Vibe Mogensen, director

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