Daphne or the Forbidden Touch (2008)

Daphne or The Forbidden Touch is a short, poetic narrative that revisits the Greek myth of Daphne to tell the story of a woman's recovery from a psychotic episode. The film is concerned ... See full summary »

Director:

Claudia Leger

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Cast

Credited cast:
Jasmine Bonshahi Jasmine Bonshahi ... Child Daphne
Katarina Fabic Katarina Fabic ... Mother / Nurse
Bruno Kanter ... Father
Courtney Luna Courtney Luna ... Hospitalized Daphne
Maya Mahrer ... Writer Daphne
Steve Voldseth ... Psychiatrist
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Storyline

Daphne or The Forbidden Touch is a short, poetic narrative that revisits the Greek myth of Daphne to tell the story of a woman's recovery from a psychotic episode. The film is concerned with presenting a more imaginative approach to the current treatment and understanding of mental illness in our culture. The non-linear narrative interweaves three periods in the life of Daphne. As a child, she is chased through the forest, and severely punished by her father for playing by the stream despite his strict prohibition. Later, during a psychotic break, she refuses her doctor's prescriptions, preferring to find her own path towards recovery. Finally, as a writer, she mines her own past toward ends both artistic and therapeutic. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Short | Drama

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 April 2008 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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