We call the issue 'Madness'. The term is fraught with associations in history as well as in terms of stigma employed within social and biomedical contexts. Our attempt here, as with any issue of Umbra, is to reclaim a concept, examine its diversity of meanings and enrich it anew, through conversation.
|In this Issue|
An analysis of the silent ripper, Page of Madness, that combines sociological commentary with criticism, to arrive at an appreciation of a film that identifies it as a yield of the ceremonial aspects of the culture it is borne out of.
An interview with director Aparna Sanyal about her latest, One Mustard Seed, which includes a discussion of the latest trends in conversation around mental health - and the revisions required there within.
The memory of a brief moment of hysteria that ruptured in the face of a screening of Jacques Rivette's near-apocryphal Out 1: Noli Me Tangere.
The review of Ms.45 studies the daily siege laid by a metropolis upon its most vulnerable citizens - and how the resultant vigilantism is therefore, almost an intended consequence of this regime of tyranny.
A remarkable contemplation of Chantal Akerman's Jeanne Dielmann, in regards especially to the various methods by which the film sources its pain - through means that are matrilinear - from religion, theatre, and historical event.
An intended review of Sound and Fury that nonetheless evolves into an autobiographical rumination of an incident from the author's childhood - before it resolves itself into an observation of the architecture within the film, and the dreams forged within it.
Umbra X | 'Madness' | March 2020
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