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12 Days

Every year in France, 92,000 people are placed under psychiatric care without their consent. By law, the hospital has 12 days to bring each patient before a judge. Based on medical records and a doctor’s recommendation, a crucial decision has to be made – will the patient stay or leave? 12 days, after which lives can change forever. Granted access to these hearings for the first time, celebrated filmmaker/photographer Raymond Depardon captures these extraordinary encounters between justice and psychiatry. Astonishing and enlightening, 12 Days gives a voice to those who have previously been voiceless.

Along with 12 Days, Distrib Films and Icarus Films will release for the first time in the U.S. Depardon’s two previous documentaries: Journal de France and France (Les habitants). Both films will have screenings at Anthology Film Archives during the run of 12 Days.

12 Days (12 Jours)
Directed by: Raymond Depardon
Year: 2017
Runtime: 87 mins
In French with English subtitles
Released by: Icarus Films & Distrib Films US

Opens theatrically for a premiere run from March 16 - 22, 2018 at Anthology Film Archives


Playing Columbia, MO on May 29–30, 2018 at Ragtag Cinema