Confederation for Analytical Psychology
is delighted to announce its latest series of seminars in collaboration with the JW3 Centre in NW3.
JUNG AND FILM 2016:
World Cinema: Jungian Lens
CHRISTOPHER HAUKE and HELENA BASSIL-MOROZOW
THE CAP FILM SERIES FOR 2016 FOLLOWS THE THEME OF “WORLD CINEMA”. OF ALL THE DEPTH PSYCHOLOGISTS, CARL JUNG WAS MOST WIDELY TRAVELLED AND OBSERVANT OF HOW HUMAN LIVES WERE LIVED AND EXPERIENCED IN DIFFERENT WAYS ACROSS CULTURES. TALKING WITH KENYANS, INDIANS, NATIVE AMERICANS AND OTHERS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD, JUNG FOUND A RICH SOURCE FOR HIS PSYCHOLOGICAL UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT IT IS TO BE HUMAN. WE HOPE OUR WATCHING OF THESE FILMS FROM GERMANY, BULGARIA, SWEDEN, ISRAEL AND ARGENTINA WILL STIMULATE YOUR DISCUSSIONS ALONG SIMILARLY PLURALISTIC, JUNGIAN LINES.
Time: 10.30 -1.30 (registration from 10.00 am) on Sundays
(note new, later Sunday-friendly start!)
Cost: CAP members and concs: £12 (Others £15)
Whole series: CAP members and concs: £50 (Others £68)
There is a reduced cost for booking the entire series.
Directed by Inarritu | 2001 | Spanish with English Subtitles |
From the director of the Oscar winning “The Revenant”, “Amores Perros” was Inarritu’s break through film and tells three interlinked stories that span the social classes in Mexico City, from rich TV people to the working class to the homeless.
The title, loosely translated in English, is “Love’s a Bitch,” and all three of his stories involve dogs who become as important as the human characters.
The images at the start are so quick and confused, at first we don’t realize the bleeding body in the back seat of a speeding car belongs to a dog. This is Cofi, the beloved fighting animal of Octavia (Gale Garcia Bernal), a poor young man who is helplessly in love with Susana the teenage bride of his ominous brother Ramiro. Flashbacks show how Cofi was shot after killing a champion dog; now the chase ends in a spectacular crash in an intersection–a crash that will involve all three of the movie’s stories.
In the second segment, “Daniel and Valeria,” we meet a television producer (Alvaro Guerrero) and we discover that Valeria was involved in the crash that begins the movie; the three stories have many links, the most interesting perhaps that El Chivo has rescued the wounded dog Cofi and now cares for it.
The movie reminded me not only of Bunuel but also Tarantino at their best!
All the seminars are open to anyone with an interest in Jungian psychology or psychoanalysis and cinema – whether clinician, academic, student or with a general interest. Each seminar incorporates a short introductory lecture by Christopher Hauke or Helena Bassil-Morozow, followed by a viewing of the film, and finally a group discussion afterwards led by Christopher or Helena.