Written and Directed by
Varda

 

 

 

Set in the Lower East Side of the 1980s, and loosely based on real experiences, The Sickness follows two artists spiraling through the mad hell of heroin addiction.  We witness the unfolding of their struggle, moving between fantasy and reality, banality and terror.

The Sickness is structured from Homer's Odyssey........only aboard a Ship of Fools, without beginning or goal, going nowhere, lost in mad pursuit of an Ithaca that cannot be found, sailing only for the incontinence and lunacy that waits at the frontiers of the “visceral rush of oblivion.”