Don’t miss the last performance of the summer cinema in Tavronitis!
29th July 21.00
“We Can Do That” (Original title “Si Puo Fare”)
Duration 111 ‘
A film with a different approach to mental illness and an emphasis on the personality and abilities of the individual.
The film is set in Italy in the early 1980s. Nello (Claudio Bisio) is the recently hired director of a newly developed work cooperative of former mental patients. After the closure of state psychiatric hospitals and asylums in Italy under the Basaglia Law many former patients were left with few resources and little hope of reintegrating into society. With the intention of actually improving the lives of his pupils, rather than just sedating them, Nello encourages them to expand their individual abilities. Sometimes, however, there is a price to pushing boundaries too quickly. “We can do that” maintains a sometimes troubled, but ultimately faith in human nature and human potential.
Source: Cultural Association Tavronitis