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8 Ratings



Directed by Kazuhiro Soda
Japan, United States, 2008


MENTAL is a feature-length documentary that observes the complex world of an outpatient mental health clinic in Japan, interwoven with patients, doctors, staff, volunteers, and home-helpers, in cinema-verite style.

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Mental Directed by Kazuhiro Soda

Awards & Festivals

Asia Pacific Screen Awards

2009 | Nominee: Best Documentary Feature Film

Dubai International Film Festival

2008 | Winner: Documentary (Muhr AsiaAfrica Award)

Busan International Film Festival

2008 | Winner: Mecenat Award

Miami International Film Festival

2009 | Special Mention: Dox Competition