A pioneering psychoanalyst in Iran, Mitra Kadivar was arrested and committed involuntarily to a psychiatric hospital in her country. Through the creative process of a contemporary opera dedicated to Mitra, Jorge León constructs a precise mechanism of portraits, spaces and memories of patients in an attempt to understand the meaning of the absolute loneliness of being declared mentally ill. (GGP)
- FID Marseille - Marseille Espérance Prize (2018)
- FIFF Namur (2018)
- DOK Leipzig (2018)
- Brussels Arts Film Festival (2018)
- Festival International du Film sur l’Art, Canada (2019)
He studied film in Brussels (INSAS). His interests led him into the documentary field as a director and director of photography. He’s worked as a photographer and videomaker with Éric Pauwels, Wim Vandekeybus, Thierry De Mey, Xavier Lukomski, Olga de Soto, Ana Torfs, Meg Stuart, and others. His photography work has been exhibited in Belgium and abroad and were published in different newspapers and magazines. At the kunstenfestivaldesarts 2010 in Brussels, he created his first theatre production, Deserve, in collaboration with Simone Aughterlony. His productions as a documentary director include De Sable et de Ciment (2003), Vous êtes Ici (2006), Between Two Chairs (2007). His films 10 Min. (2009) and Vous êtes Servis (2010) have been widely presented at film festivals worldwide and were awarded on several occasions. His film Before We Go (2014) was selected for the International Competition of FIDMarseille.