A miracle happened in Brazil on the 1950's. Renowned modern art museums opened their doors to artists nobody ever heard of. Many critics pointed out that theses exhibitions revealed painters that should be ranked amongst the best brazillian artists of the century. It was written that this explosion of art and beauty was a sign that something comparable to the renaissance was happening in Riio de Janeiro. Behind this miracle there was no art academy, patron or dealer, only a psychiatrist, ridiculed by her colleagues, and a painting studio at a mental hospital, in the outskirts of town. The artists were schizophrenic, poor, hospitalized for several decades, abandoned by their families and hopeless according to their doctors...

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Nise: The Heart of Madness
Documentary - 106 Mins - 2015

Director: Roberto Berliner
Writer: Flávia Castro
Mauricio Lissovski
Cast: Julio Adrião
Flavio Bauraqui
Fabrício Boliveira
Country: Brazil
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