• Certification: 15
  • Country: UK
  • Release year: 2018
  • Language: English
  • Run time: 80 minutes
  • Genre: Documentary



Part of

80 minutes


DIRECTOR: Malcolm Brabant, Trine Villemann

WITH: Malcolm Brabant, Trine Villemann, Lukas Brabant, Allan Little

‘Unwell’ chronicles the descent into madness of award-winning BBC foreign correspondent Malcolm Brabant after he receives a routine yellow fever vaccine required for an assignment in Africa. He begins hallucinating and starts to believe he is the new Messiah, being directed by the ghosts of dead friends who, like him, covered the siege of Sarajevo. Brabant suffers several relapses, psychotic episodes and bouts of treatment in psychiatric hospital. He captures one episode on camera himself, while his wife Trine Villemann keeps video diaries in order to document his transformation…


We are delighted that directors Malcolm Brabant and Trine Villemann will attend the screening on Wednesday 31st October for a Q&A with the audience.


The screening on Thursday 1st November will have an extended introduction by the directors.


The Cambridge Film Festival is presented by the Cambridge Film Trust, a registered charity with a mission to foster film culture and education for the benefit of the public, in Cambridge and the Eastern region but also throughout the UK.