“Berlin winner offers art and soul aboard a floating Parisian day-care
centre” The Guardian ★★★★
Golden Bear at the 73rd Berlin International Film Festival
UK Premiere / Official Selection - London Film Festival 2023
Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Nicholas Philibert returns with his
Golden Bear-winning film On the Adamant, a touching and human portrait
of a floating day-care centre for people with psychiatric problems on
the Seine in Paris.
The Adamant is a unique day care centre : it is a floating structure.
Located on the Seine in the heart of Paris, it welcomes adults suffering
from mental disorders, offering them care that grounds them in time and
space, and helps them to recover or keep up their spirits. The team
running it is one of those that try to resist the deterioration and
dehumanization of psychiatry as best it can. The film invites us to
board it and meet the patients and caregivers who invent its life day to