Welcome to the home of film at the Institute of Psychoanalysis, where we offer a programme of screenings and discussions directed by Andrea Sabbadini, a psychoanalyst who has published widely on the connections between the couch and screen. Whether you’re interested in the latest European cinema or the connections between theatre, film and psychoanalytic thinking, we have something for you on our programme.

Leviathan epff8 poster
Our bi-annual European Psychoanalytic Film Festival, held at BAFTA in London, showcases the best in contemporary European cinema and attracts psychoanalysts, filmmakers, scholars and guests from around the world. epff8, taking place in October and November 2015, promises to be our best Festival yet, with movies including Ida and Leviathan, and discussions covering topics from ‘Turning Points’ in European cinema to using film to help disadvantaged children. If you’d like to learn more about the programme for epff8, or want to book tickets,
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Term 3
Over the past eighteen months we’ve also been running the hugely successful series ‘The Stuff of Dreams: Shakespeare on the Screen’ at the Institute of Contemporary Arts. Chaired by Andrea, the events feature a film adaptation of Shakespeare’s work, followed by a discussion between an analyst and actor, critic or scholar. Previous screenings included Kurosawa’s Throne of Blood and Luhrmann’s Romeo & Juliet, and speakers such as Rory Kinnear and Max Stafford-Clark. If you’d like to find out more about our forthcoming ‘Shakespeare on the Screen’ events, which include Ralph Fiennes’s Coriolanus, and discussions with Simon Russell-Beale and Michael Billington,
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