Cork International Film Festival’s Illuminate film and mental health strand presents a film and public discussion event which explores different aspects of mental health and wellbeing in partnership with the HSE and ESB Energy for Generations Fund.
The programme was initiated in 2014 and is unique in Ireland, presenting an annual programme of films which explore mental health and wellbeing. Mental health professionals, service users and filmmakers are invited to respond to the film and lead a post-screening discussion inspired by the films.
Into Dad’s Woods (La forêt de mon père)
Vero Cratzborn / Belgium, France, Switzerland / 2019 / 90 mins / Subtitled
Gina is 15 and admires her father Jimmy: a funny, unpredictable, extravagant man (at least
in her eyes), who takes his kids to the woods in the middle of the night, but sometimes
leaves them there. One day Jimmy goes too far and the fragile harmony of his family is
broken. Will Gina take this chance to escape her father’s influence? Vero Cratzborn’s first
feature is a touching family drama that asks important questions about the impact of parents’
mental health issues on their children. AK