THE MAN WHOSE MIND EXPLODED

THE MAN WHOSE MIND EXPLODED
By admincal Jun 04, 2014

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This touching documentary is about art, love, memory, and pain, as well as the extraordinary worldview of Drako Zarharzar.  Drako is an enigmatic and eccentric British character from Brighton who suffers anterograde amnesia and lives entirely in the here and now. A former star of Andy Warhol's and Derek Jarman's films, and a muse of Salvador Dali, Drako survived two nervous breakdowns, two suicide attempts, two comas, and the use of too many narcotics in the past.  His habitat reflects the loss of his inner world as it is filled with a shrine full of memories, phrases, pictures and religious iconography hanging from the ceiling, adorned with a collection of phallic imagery.

 

Although the filmmaker, Toby Amies, is behind the camera documenting, he is present in the film.  A friendship unfolds between the two of them and he becomes Drako's caregiver, and protects his unique world as he keeps him under the radar from social services.  This intimate and inspirational film captures the heart of the viewer as it creates empathy and understanding of the human mind

 

Coming to theaters in London, Cambridge and Brighton on June 13th and the rest of the UK on July 1st.

 

www.themanwhosemindexploded.com