26th TIDF: International Premiere

The odyssey of Norwegian Ane-Martha Tamnes Hansgård who, at the age of 15, started getting diagnosed with one mental disorder after the other, as she herself has recorded it in a desperate attempt to embark on a self-discovery journey, despite being bombarded with all sorts of psychotropic drugs on a permanent basis. But what the emerging filmmaker recomposes in Diagnonsense transcends the boundaries of a fragmented self-portrait, shattered by labels and the stigma of a mental disease diagnosis; it’s a reflective gaze, overflowing with courage and ingeniousness into the fragility and the challenges experienced by each person who ends up imprisoned in the vicious circle of psychiatry’s medical model of care. At the same time, it serves as a reassurance that, even if we accept cinema will not save the world, at least it has the rare and invaluable power to (self)heal.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Available at the Agora Market TIDF26.

Direction: Ane-Martha Tamnes Hansgård
Script: Ane-Martha Tamnes Hansgård
Cinematography: Judith Beuth, Øyvind Gregersen, Sigfinn Andersen, Ane-Martha Tamnes Hansgård, Per Jakob Hansgård
Editing: Anders Refn, Stéphanie Morin, Truls Krane Meby
Sound: Sander Stedenfeld Olsen, Martin Mulholland
Music: Amund Ulvestad
Production: Mattima Films
Producers: Andrew Grant, Øyvind Gregersen
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Norway
Production Year: 2024
Duration: 73'
Contact: Norwegian Film Institute

Ane-Martha Tamnes Hansgård


2024 Diagnonsense