12+ | Documentary | Swedish


The background to why we want to make a film about Sankt Lars is that patients who deserve a worthy ending and a summary of the time that has been the lives of many people for many years. Nobody has previously made a film about Sankt Lars and asked how Those who were patients experienced their time there. We also want to counteract the stigmatization and ignorance of psychiatry and mental health today. People’s mental health reflects the society in which we live and the stress we are exposed to all the time. This is as important as interesting project, which would mean that many people would get acquainted with a cultural heritage that is about to disappear. A documentary about Sankt Lars is not merely a cultural history but it is also a respectful end to all those whose lives have come to be characterized by their stay at the hospital. “


Director :   Mattias Wellander-Löfgren