Film looks at bipolar disorder from a personal perspective

The Washington Post, Michael O' Sullivan, February 21, 2016

"The highest highs and the lowest lows of human emotion have long been the stuff of cinema. So it’s no real surprise to see the arrival of 'Touched With Fire,' filmmaker Paul Dalio’s semi-autobiographical feature debut about the initially destructive but ultimately healing relationship between two young poets hospitalized for bipolar disorder. What is a different, though, in a season that has already produced such explorations of manic-depression as 'Infinitely Polar Bear” and 'I Smile Back' — and that will soon bring yet another in the fact-based drama 'The Dark Horse' — is that the filmmaker himself has bipolar disorder."

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