Join us for 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.

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List of our Events


Our biennial 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.

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Framed Lives

From April 2016, we will begin an eight-term series of film screenings and discussions on the theme of ‘Framed Lives.’ The series will explore the lives of prominent individuals onscreen, including visual artists, monarchs, and scientists and explorers. The programme and booking information will be announced shortly.

The Stuff of Dreams

Over the past eighteen months we’ve also run 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.

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