Over the last several years, mental illness has become less stigmatized than ever before. That said, there are still quite a few misconceptions about those who suffer from mental illness, and this fact is showcased in the new dramedy, “The Year Between.”
As seen in the trailer for “The Year Between,” the film follows the story of a young woman struggling with bipolar disorder. Not only is she struggling through the bouts of mania and depression that come with being mentally ill, but she also has a family filled with people who seem like they want to help but honestly have no idea how to do it.
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“The Year Between” is written and directed by Alex Heller. In addition to those roles, the filmmaker also stars in the feature. She’s joined in the cast by J. Smith-Cameron, Wyatt Oleff, Emily Robinson, Kyanna Simone, and Steve Buscemi.
In our review of the film from last year’s Tribeca, we had a mixed reaction to the film and ultimately said, “There’s a way to find the humor in life with mental illness. ‘The Year Between,’ with exceptions, isn’t it.”
“The Year Between” is set to arrive in select theaters and VOD on March 3. You can watch the trailer below.
Here’s the synopsis:
Inspired by true events, THE YEAR BETWEEN is the story of Clemence Miller (played by writer-director Alex Heller), a college sophomore who is forced to move back home after having a mental breakdown. Faced with a surprising diagnosis of bipolar disorder and a jarring return to the Illinois suburbs, Clemence has to learn how to live with her well-meaning but frustrated family and find balance in a world that seems hellbent on thwarting her.