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Splitting the Mind

Splitting the Mind
"Empathy is a proper way of emptying a mind, in such a way so that we can listen with the entirety of our being." Such connection can allow us to overcome a great, mental pain. However, usually instead of empathy, what grows inside of us, is a need to give advice, cheer others up or to clarify our position. “Splitting the Mind”, shows us an excerpt from a life of a young adult who at the verge of dealing with reality, looks for support from his mother.
Director Biography - Anna Biernacik
ctress and Director, graduated at The Polish National Film School in Lodz. Holder of the Rector's Scholarship for Best Students. Grand Prix winner for acting team of "Spring Awakening" at the 36th Festival of Theater Schools in Lodz. Scholarship holder of the Film Spring Open Foundation. She collaborates with the Polish Theater in Poznań and with the Szwalnia Theater in Łódź. She appeared in full-length films such as "Monument" directed by Jagoda Szelc and in the Oscar-nominated “Corpus Christi” by Jan Komasa. She has also performed minor roles in film series produced by Netflix and HBO. Is currently working on a film by Agnieszka Holland. As a director she makes short fiction and documentary films as well as on music videos and social adds. She's a Highlander Director Statement In “Splitting The Mind” I look into the behaviour and emotions that accompany the family of a schizophrenic person. The goal of the film is to understand the mechanisms, that make it difficult for the sick person to get well or to at least try living in a more bearable manner. Therapy for members of the family of a schizophrenic person Is one of the key parts of improving the state of health of a patient. Considering the importance and peculiarity of keeping his lifestyle an adequate one, cooperating with his close ones can be of great significance. Properly trained family members can have a major role in detecting the early symptoms of recurrence of the disorder, and in implementing common strategies to prevent its aggravation.