On The Adamant


Wed 29 Nov 7.30pm      Book Now

Thu 30 Nov 7.30pm      Book Now


French language with English subtitles.

Duration: 109 mins
AGE Rating: PG
Adults £10
Under 16s £5


“Nicolas Philibert’s warm and sympathetic documentary about a boat for mental-health patients on the Seine is a worthy winner of the Berlin film festival’s Golden Bear” (Peter Bradshaw). See our Reviews page for the full review.

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 day.