What is Psychoanalysis?

British Psychoanalysis Yesterday and Today
Training to be a Psychoanalyst

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To answer the question 'What is psychoanalysis?' is a daunting task, and volumes have been written on the topic. Here, the attempt is to make the viewer curious with a short black and white animated cartoon, more in the spirit of an advert than a documentary. The main character uses his psychoanalytic session to work through a perceived slight at work, with the use of free associations and dreams. The film tries to show visually some essential components of the psychoanalytic process including the analytic function, transference, dreams, repetitions and the Oedipal conflict. Blink and you’ll miss them!

Directed by Giovanni Polizzi

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