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New Visions Competition

back home Nisha Platzer

In a striking combination of memories captured on film and images of daily life, Nisha Platzer tries to piece together a portrait of the brother she lost as a child. The film gently and slowly approaches its subject through the people who knew him and the fragments of objects he left behind. The teenager who emerges is deeply sensitive and complex, unable to overcome the pain of the world’s injustices. Both a work of grief and a reflection on the failures of mental health care, back home reminds us how tough it is to face the distress of not only those who are gone but also those who remain.
— Editorial Team

Warning : This film contains mentions of self-harm and flashing strobe light effects.

Presented in collaboration with the Festival du nouveau cinéma de Montréal (FNC)

competition : New Visions Competition

back home

  • Country : Canada, Cuba
  • Year : 2022
  • V.O : English
  • Subtitles : French
  • Duration : 90 MIN
  • Cinematography : Suzanne Friesen
  • Cinematography : Flávio Rebouças
  • Editing : Milena Salazar
  • Editing : Jenn Strom
  • Production : Joella Cabalu
  • Music : Todd Macdonald
  • Sound Design : Todd Macdonald
  • Sound Design : Milena Salazar
Filmography of Nisha Platzer :

samen (2018)
tulips are my father's favourite flower (2018)
Vaivén (nape of the nape) (2020)

The film’s journey :

Cannes Docs | Docs-in-Progress Canadian Showcase supported by RIDM, Telefilm and Hot Docs

Vancouver International Film Festival | World Premiere

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