Title: Every Little Thing (La Moindre des choses) A film by Nicolas Philibert France 1997
The protagonists in Nicolas Philibert's documentary 'Every Little Thing' are the patients and staff at the La Borde psychiatric clinic in France. Each summer they perform a play on a stage set in the grounds of La Borde. The film charts the rehearsals for the play and allows the viewer a glimpse at life in one of the world's most highly regarded psychiatric instituions.
Philibert , director of the hugely acclaimed 'Etre et avoir', once again finds beauty and wonder in the everyday. In focussing on the preparations for the play he delicately celebrates the work of La Borde, and makes us ask ourselves questions about the process of rehabilitation and the power of art to heal.
United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 0 DVD: LANGUAGES: French ( Dolby Digital Stereo ), English ( Subtitles ), ANAMORPHIC WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Anamorphic Widescreen, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: The protagonists in this film are the patients and staff at the La Borde psychiatric institute in France. Each summer they perform a play on a stage set in the beautiful grounds of the chateau. The film charts the passage of this magical event and allows the viewer a glimpse at life in one of the world's most highly regarded psychiatric institutions. Philibert, director of the hugely-acclaimed Etre et avoir and In the Land of the Deaf, calmly and compassionately builds an experience that is less like watching a documentary than like being enveloped in a book of breathlessly honest poetry. He delicately celebrates the work of La Borde and quietly makes us question the distinctions that society applies in classifying as normal or abnormal. ...Every Little Thing ( La Moindre des choses )