PRN: 6th European Psychoanalytic Film Festival Focuses on Migration Across National And Mental States 3-6 November 2011

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6th European Psychoanalytic Film Festival Focuses on Migration Across National And Mental States 3-6 November 2011


LONDON, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

Under the title Border-Crossing: Migration Across National and Mental States, the 6th Psychoanalytic Film Festival (epff6) will present an impressive programme of European film. The Festival, which is organised by The Institute of Psychoanalysis and takes place from 3-6 November 2011, will feature films from 10 different countries, many of which have never been shown before in the UK. They will be discussed by the filmmakers themselves with psychoanalysts and film scholars.

The programme includes such exciting events as an introduction to the festival by three experts on migration (a social geographer, a psychoanalyst and a film scholar), the screening of a silent movie with live accompaniment by Harry the Piano and a reading of unpublished poems on migration by Ruth Padel. There will also be a lecture on exiled European filmmakers by film historian Catherine Portuges, a conversation between prominent authors Susannah Radstone and Eva Hoffman, and a plenary discussion chaired by Laura Mulvey and Andrea Sabbadini (the Festival's Director).

Andrea Sabbadini says: "The lectures and panels will focus on the geographical and psychological border space where transitions occur and where changes - subtle and slow, or more often traumatic - can take place."

The Festival, of which Bernardo Bertolucci is Honorary President, will take place at BAFTA in London.

The full programme can be found at


ABOUT THE FESTIVAL Established in 2001 and held every two years, the European Psychoanalytic Film Festival is a unique forum for creative dialogue between psychoanalysts, film makers, academics, critics and the public. The 2009 festival was attended by almost 300 people from 25 different countries and with a range of backgrounds and interests. The festival is organised by The Institute of Psychoanalysis.

THE INSTITUTE OF PSYCHOANALYSIS is the main professional organisation for psychoanalysts in the UK and a global centre of excellence in the provision of psychoanalytic training, education, publication and clinical practice. Established in 1919, its membership has included Sigmund Freud, Anna Freud, Melanie Klein, Wilfred Bion and Donald Winnicott. It is the home of the London Clinic of Psychoanalysis, which offers consultations and help finding an analyst, in selected cases at a low fee.

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