Alexithymia is a short documentary film directed by Duncan Cowles, made during the course of 2016, completed at the start of 2017.
What’s it like to feel no emotion?
A young filmmaker questions how he connects to his emotions, by talking to a stranger online who can’t feel any. This stranger suffers from ‘Alexithymia’, which is a condition most simply described as ‘Emotional Blindness’, it’s the inability to identify and describe emotions in the self.
WINNER – Best UK Short Film Award 2017 – Open City Documentary Festival, London (UK)
03/2017 – Glasgow Short Film Festival, Scotland (UK)
04/2017 – Flatpack Film Festival, Birmingham (UK)
09/2017 – Open City Documentary Festival, London (UK)
09/2017 – Encounters Short Film & Animation Festival, Bristol, (UK)
10/2017 – Scottish Mental Health & Arts Film Festival, Glasgow, (UK)
11/2017 – Aesthetica Short Film Festival, York (UK)
11/2017 – Inverness International Film Festival (UK)
01/2018 – 11th British Shorts Film Festival (Germany)
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