Love Bound: Families & Mental Illness Series 1

  • Short
  • 2 Episodes

Two raw and compelling documentaries highlighting the challenges parents and families experience in supporting young people with severe mental illness. In Imogen, a family grieves, celebrates and reflects on their daughter’s life, whose mental health challenges changed the course of her life and everyone around her. Love Bound, filmed in an otherwise silent therapy room, follows five parents in their struggles to support adult children with mental illness.

Join us for a Zoom Q&A with Love Bound director Vibe Mogensen, psychiatrist Lene Karlsson, and subjects Marianne and Tommy, at 8pm on Friday 21 May. Book your place here. Screening 17-23 May for UK audiences.

Episodes

52m
Love Bound

Content notes: strong discussion of self-harm, discussion of suicide attempts, drug use

Vibe Mogensen, Denmark, European Premiere

Filmed in an otherwise silent therapy room, this documentary follows five parents in their struggles to support adult children with mental illness.

Mental illness is Denmark’s primary health concern, but the congested system has little room to support parents of young people living with severe and enduring conditions. Filmed in an otherwise silent therapy room, this documentary follows five parents as they struggle to take care of their adult children and come to terms with the insecurity that loving them can bring. Addressing difficult and complex issues, this unique documentary poses important questions about how we can build a mental health system that better supports young people and their families.

Winner of the Mid-Length Documentary award at SMHAF 2021.

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32m
Imogen

Content notes: Discussion of drug use, eating disorders, self-harm, explicit discussion of suicide

Lola Young & Matt Shea, UK, Scottish Premiere

A family grieves, celebrates and reflects on their daughter’s life, whose mental health challenges changed the course of her life and everyone around her.

A family grieves, celebrates and reflects on their daughter’s life, whose mental health challenges changed the course of her life and everyone around her. Crafted from two decades of journals, sketchbooks and music she left behind, with family members and actors appearing together, seamlessly blending reality and performance of self. Filmmakers join a family who posthumously try to understand a chaotic mind, with the aim to expand our own understanding of what it’s like to live in a state of mental confusion.

Winner of the Anti-Stigma award at SMHAF 2021, supported by See Me.

TICKET PRICES AND PASSES Tickets will be available on a Pay What You Can basis, using our sliding scale pricing. Tickets for all feature films and shorts programmes will be available for FREE, £2, £4 and £6.

To access the various prices, please click Rent and then tick the box “I have a promo code”. Enter the promo code for your ticket price – SMHAF0, SMHAF2 or SMHAF4 – and click apply. £6 is the default price, with no code required.

Tickets must be paid for using a credit or debit card. If you do not have access to a card to make a payment, you are welcome to select a free ticket.

To access every film in the programme, you can also buy a SMHAF Pass. These are priced at £15 or £10 for concessions.