Cinema: Darkness to Light

These patients have turned away from outer reality; it is for this reason that they are more aware than we of inner reality and can reveal to us things which without them would remain impenetrable.

—Sigmund Freud

That inner reality is explored with remarkable perception and puissance in Diary of a Schiiophrenic Girl. The movie demonstrates that although no mental illness is less understood than schizophrenia, some schizophrenics can be cured. It also shows how hideously time-consuming the process can be, and what exorbitant demands it makes upon the therapist, which explains why such...

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