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Bipolar - A Narration of Manic Depression

Kathryn Patricelli, MA Updated: Apr 4th 2011

We wanted to bring your attention to a new movie that we learned about.

Bipolar is an experimental short movie presented by Misfit Media & Schwarze Dose 28. Written and directed by Daniel Ruczko and Florian Kelm. Bipolar is entirely shot in split screen.

It follows a manic-depressive author called Andrew Gony. The movie shows Andrew in both mental stages, to visualize that the splitscreen is used, on the left side you see the manic Andrew and at the same time on the right side you can see the depressive Andrew, and how he reacts to different events in both phases.

Both sides have different things to deal with, the manic Andrew has lots of energy and ideas, he doesn't require much sleep and in order to deal with his overage of energy he runs, the depressive Andrew is suffering from insomnia, is uncreative, non productive and in battle with his inner self.

"Bipolar - A Narration of Manic Depression" Trailer from Misfit Media on Vimeo.

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bipolar movie - Sissagwaad - Apr 4th 2011

i'd very much like to look at this production about this gentleman's experience with his feelings about his variance in his emotional state of being.  The teaser trailer reflects the wisdom of not sedating the person's brain activity with outside chemicals. Bravo. Facts reveal that we are endowed with perhaps the most awesome drug factory within each of us.  Learning how to responsibly operate this fascility, without the excuse of blaming and putting down the brain and body's plasticitic ability to produce the chemicals required to maintain ones emotional experience of choice, is the opportunity. Acceptance of and learning to embrace ones freedom/responibility is key.

I hear in this preview the need/vacuum of simply someone to fascilitate his making more useful sense of his apparatus, towards realizing he is free, not a victim 

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