Another chance to see this moving film: an enhanced discussion for all, including those who have already seen the film who might join us from 3.30pm. Maria Crawford will start the discussion with a short presentation of her research and work.
The Officer’s Ward is set during the opening days of the First World War, when a French officer (Adrien) is wounded by a German shell that explodes in his face. The film charts Adrien's five-year journey towards recuperation.
The screening will be followed by a break for tea, and then a discussion about the trauma and impact of disfigurement. Our four panelists approach the subject from the psychological, medical and psychoanalytical perspectives.
Maria Lawford, Senior Counsellor with the Psychological Therapies Service at St Andrews Centre for Plastic Surgery & Burns, Chelmsford, Essex
Ioannis Goutos Honorary Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Barts Health NHS Trust and Clinical Senior Lecturer, Queen Mary University of London.
Mary Twyman Training Psychoanalyst and Supervisor for the BPA.
Joan Thompson (Chair) Psychoanalyst, BPA member and founder of the BPA film society.
£15.00 to include refreshments after screening. Pay at the door.