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Sixth European Psychoanalytic Film Festival (epff6) 2011

epff6: Sixth European Psychoanalytic Film Festival

Location: BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LN - Click for map

Border-Crossing: Migration Across National and Mental States

The Sixth European Psychoanalytic Film Festival (epff6) will include
screenings of some remarkable European films under the theme
Border-Crossing: Migration Across National and Mental States.


Join us for:

- Discussions of the films with their directors, psychoanalysts and the audience
- Lectures and round-tables with analysts and film scholars
- A social programme to accompany the festival

Watch a short film showing highlights of epff6

Watch the epff6 press briefing video

Download the speakers‘ biographies

See abstracts of the panels and lectures

The festival is aimed at anyone with a passion for cinema who would
like the opportunity to see and explore excellent European films,
providing a forum for creative dialogue between psychoanalysts and
psychotherapists, film makers, academics, critics, students and film
enthusiasts. It is organised by The Institute of Psychoanalysis under
the Honorary Presidency of Bernardo Bertolucci.

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Full price: £310
Students: £240
One Day £180
Students One Day £150
Half Day £90
Students Half Day £75
Thursday Reception: Included (except for half day ticket holders) Extra tickets £50
Saturday Reception at the Romanian Cultural Institute: £40

Book online.

Programme (Download as a PDF)


  • The Immigrant (Charlie Chaplin, USA 1917, 20 min, with live piano accompaniment by Harry the Piano)
  • Steam of Life (Joonas Berghall & Mika Hotakainen, Finland 2010, 81 min)
  • The Reverse (Borys Lankosz, Poland 2009, 99 min)
  • Buick Riviera (Goran Rusinovic, Croatia 2008, 86 min)
  • La Forteresse (Fernand Melgar, Switzerland 2008, 104 min)
  • Mine Own Executioner (Anthony Kimmins, Great Britain 1948, 108 min)
  • Stuck on Christmas (Iulia Rugina, Romania 2010, 38 min)
  • Hotel Sahara (Bettina Haasen, Germany 2009, 85 min)
  • Il vento fa il suo giro (Giorgio Diritti, Italy 2005, 110 min)
  • Princesses (Fernando León de Aranoa, Spain 2005, 113 min)
  • The Postcard (Stefan Le Lay, France 2009, 7 min)


Diana Diamond and Lissa Weinstein
„Myth, fairy tale and film: creating on the border between the real and
the imaginary: Powell’s The Red Shoes (UK 1948) and Cocteau’s Orphée
(France 1950)“

Salek Kutschinski and Katharina Leube
„Re-migration as a resurrection fantasy in Fatih Akin’s Head-On [Gegen die Wand] (Germany 2004)“


  • Welcome by David Bell, President of the British Psychoanalytical
    Society and by Andrea Sabbadini, Director of the European Psychoanalytic
    Film Festival.
  • „Exiles, Refugees and Expatriates: European Filmmakers and the
    Illusion of Return” Lecture by Catherine Portuges, chaired by Peter Evans
  • „Moving Images at the Crossroads: Implications of Digital Technology
    for Film Spectatorship“ Lecture by Laura Mulvey, respondent Giovanni
    Polizzi, chaired by Candida Yates
  • Vivian Pramataroff and Andreas Hamburger reporting on the “Film & Psychoanalysis” conference (Sozopol, Bulgaria, 2010).
  • Laura Mulvey and Andrea Sabbadini chairing the Final Plenary Discussion



Redaktion CD, 15.6.2013