In the French film “I’ve Loved You So Long” (Il y a longtemps que je t’aime), a Golden Globe nominee for best foreign language film, a key scene involves a painting. Kristen Scott Thomas plays a woman who has just been released from prison. She was incarcerated for 15 years for killing her six-year-old son. She is staying with her sister in Nancy and has hardly said a word to anyone. One day she is in the Musée de Beaux-Arts and she is stopped cold by Emile Friant’s “La Douleur.” The viewer doesn’t yet know the cause of her crime, but her reaction to the work, depicting a woman clad in black grieving at a grave, is a big clue that the “murder” wasn’t the act of a Munchhausen nutjob. The film documents the protaganist’s re-entry into the world. Art and literature play a big part in the healing of her psychic wounds. “I’ve Loved You So Long” is playing at Kahala 8. You can come to the Academy for your visual medicine.