Only in my Head

Director: Benjamin Fischermann
Denmark / 2023 / 19 min

A gentle and demystifying story about four different people’s subjective experiences of voluntarily receiving electroshock treatment.
Four people enter the National Hospital in Copenhagen to receive electroshock treatments for mental illness. Each has their own reason for being there, and each has their own way of dealing with the treatments. One is nervous, another relaxed, a third doesn’t care. ‘Only In My Head’ is a rare glimpse into a subjective experience shrouded in myth and prejudice, but which few have ever experienced. A gentle observation that demystifies a controversial treatment method and shows the process from the patient’s point of view from their arrival, their difficulties, the conversations with the sympathetic nurses and to the treatment itself.