Thursday, February 29, 1996

Cinema Meets Psychoanalysis

Pabst's Secrets of a Soul and more

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

An exploration of the encounter between psychoanalysis and cinema in which psychoanalysis becomes the actual subject of film. G.W. Pabst’s Secrets of a Soul (1926), made with Freud’s colleague Karl Abraham, presents a case study of phobia, repression and compulsion, and is the first film that represented psychoanalysis as treatment. Followed by later work, also commenting on psychoanalysis.