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Begrijpt u nu waarom ik huil?

Louis van Gasteren / NL, 1969 / 65 min.

Poignant documentary about a former concentration camp prisoner treated by professor Jan Bastiaans using LSD. The therapy was controversial, and the film had a huge social impact. Screens on 4 May (Dutch Remembrance of the Dead day), as a counterpart to Somniloquies by artists Paravel & Castaing-Taylor.

poster Begrijpt u nu waarom ik huil? (Louis van Gasteren, NL 1969)
Begrijpt u nu waarom ik huil? follows fifty-something Joop, who undergoes a controversial course of therapy using LSD. Van Gasteren filmed the man in his home and in the clinic during the first two LSD sessions.

Details

Not (yet) ratedThis movie contains scenes with alcohol and/or drug use

Director

Louis van Gasteren

Production year

1969

Country

NL

Original title

Begrijpt u nu waarom ik huil?

Length

65 min.

Language

Dutch

Subtitles

NONE

Format

35mm

Part of

Paravel & Castaing-Taylor

Eye Filmmuseum presents Cosmic Realism, the first retrospective featuring the works of Véréna Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor. Trained as anthropologists, they merge anthropology, documentaries, and visual arts in their craft. The exhibition takes the viewer past seven immersive installations in which the development of the makers can be followed.

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still Begrijpt u nu waarom ik huil? (Louis van Gasteren, NL 1969)
still Begrijpt u nu waarom ik huil? (Louis van Gasteren, NL 1969)
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