Film, Documentaries

Time Out says

A superb study of anorexia in the Renfrew Center, a strict residential care home in Florida, this documentary is remarkable for the close, 24-hour access the director gained to her subjects over several months. It’s a proximity that offers a harrowing insight into the behaviour of several young women – teenagers and others in their 20s – trying with mixed success to overcome eating disorders. The film doesn’t avoid the ugliness of the anorexic personality – the women’s behaviour is defined by self-delusion and deceit – and doesn’t shy from showing how medical care seems to achieve little in these particular cases. 

By: Dave Calhoun



Release details

103 mins

Cast and crew

Lauren Greenfield
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