“A compelling drama about the terrors of schizophrenia.” - TV Guide
In her critically acclaimed performance, Kathleen Quinlan inhabits Deborah, a mentally ill teen who struggles between fantasy and reality, escaping to her own imaginary world. Deborah is sent to a psychiatric hospital for treatment by Dr. Fried (Ingmar Bergman favorite Bibi Andersson), who must attempt to rescue Deborah from the cruel beauty of her inner world.
Heck, let’s have the film’s legendary producer Roger Corman tell us all about it: "While ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST offered a subversive and satirical look at a psychiatric institutions, ROSE GARDEN delivers a dramatic, emotionally compelling portrait of a young woman's experience of psychiatric treatment. This Oscar-nominated screenplay was adapted from the best-selling novel by Hannah Green. It features a critically acclaimed performance by a young Kathleen Quinlan in an extremely challenging role. Shot with stark realism, the film pulls no punches in its depiction of a psychiatric ward, while maintaining individual and sensitive portrayals of the hospital's residents." Thanks, big Roger!