Liliana Bogatko’s second film about life with bipolar disorder, “Penguins and Polar Bears” is premiering next week at the Belconnen Theatre (Part of Belconnen Community Services). Her first movie was “Another World” which screened in 2007. Here’s the blurb for Penguins:
Liliana Bogatko’s new film Penguins and Polar Bears delves into the complex relationships forged in a family affected by Bipolar Disorder. After a mysterious two year absence, Barry and Kathleen’s daughter, Jane, appears out of the blue. As Jane struggles desperately to reconnect with her family, they try to understand and accept the person who left such a whirlwind of destruction in their wake.
A story of betrayal, forgiveness and family, Penguins and Polar Bears reveals the stories of those whose lives are affected by a family member with a mental illness.
This heart-warming, and heart-wrenching, film is for anyone who has tried to reach out to someone else and reconnect.