THE EXORCISM (Dan and Margot)

This is a short excerpt from the feature film “Dan and Margot.”

DAN AND MARGOT is the intimate look into the life of a young modern woman struggling to take back the three years of her life that she lost to schizophrenia. With transparency and even humour, we will confront the notion of schizophrenia through a female character-driven portrayal that asks questions about the deep-seated stigmatization of mental illness within our culture and the way in which we all choose to cope with our past, present and future.

Not long ago Margot was haunted by the voices in her head. She was stalked, sexually harassed and tormented by a person who never really existed. For three years this went on, leading Margot into a deep depression until finally she was hospitalized and diagnosed.

In this scene, Margot is having her own personal “exorcism.” She is finally coming to terms with the fact that her stalker “Dan” never existed and the debilitating effect schizophrenia has had on her life. This is her awakening moment; where she finally accepts her past and is giving herself the opportunity to find strength, hope and a new beginning. 

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