£35 – £45

PROJECTIONS: Psychopathology

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Freud Museum

20 Maresfield Gardens

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NW3 5SX

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This course will focus on representations of mental illness in films directed by women.

Film has long been a male-dominated industry, but for decades female directors against all odds have made an indelible mark on cinema. Today there is growing recognition of the important contributions made by women to the world of moving image, with audiences calling for more opportunities to be given to female screenwriters, cinematographers, editors, producers, performers and directors in a bid to defeat gender inequality in the film industry.

In this intensive PROJECTIONS course we will explore depictions of mental illness in films directed by women, including representations of psychopathy, addiction and psychosis in the following titles: Monster (Patty Jenkins, 2003), Sherrybaby (Laurie Collyer, 2006), The Babadook (Jennifer Kent, 2014), Cleo from 5 to 7 (Agnès Varda, 1962), You Were Never Really Here (Lynne Ramsay, 2017), The Headless Woman (Lucrecia Martel, 2008).

Through psychoanalytic engagement, we will place a special focus on the feminine experience portrayed in stories told by women, and collectively discuss the ways in which cinema can evolve in order to more authentically depict female desire, fears and subjectivity.

Advance viewing is optional, select scenes and montages will be shown on the day.

9.30am – open

10.00am – first session

12.00pm – lunch

12.45pm – second session

2.45pm – tea break

3.00pm – third session

5.00pm – finish

Tea and coffee will be provided during both breaks. Please note: there is no cafe on site, however, you are welcome to bring your own lunch, which can be consumed in the classroom, or the Museum garden if the weather is fine.

PROJECTIONS is psychoanalysis for film interpretation. PROJECTIONS empowers film spectators to express subjective associations they consider to be meaningful. Expertise in psychoanalytic theory is not necessary – the only prerequisite is the desire to enter and inhabit the imaginary world of film, which is itself a psychoanalytic act. MARY WILD, a Freudian cinephile from Montreal, is the creator of PROJECTIONS.

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