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Seventh European Psychoanalytic Film Festival (epff7)

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Date: 31 October - 3 November 2013

Venue: BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LN


The Seventh European Psychoanalytic Film Festival (epff7) will include screenings of some remarkable European films under the theme Secrets. Find out more about the featured films.

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

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.

“Secrets and psychoanalysis are natural interlocutors, and the most suitable and best qualified venue where to see them interacting (and in conflict…) is the European Psychoanalytic Film Festival: the most prestigious and attractive event of the year for those who feel passionate about these two extraordinary realities of our contemporary culture”.


President, International Psychoanalytical Association



Full price - £340
Concessions - £255

One day tickets - £180
Concessions - £150

Thursday Reception: Included (except for half day ticket holders) Extra tickets:   £50

Saturday Reception at the Italian Cultural Institute not included.  Cost is £ 35  - places are very limited so early booking is advised.

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Click on film titles to see a clip of the film on YouTube

- AUSTRIA  Atmen [Breathing] (Karl Markovics, 2011 – 94 min)
- BRITAIN  The Third Secret (Charles Crichton, 1964 – 99 min)
- HUNGARY  Bizalom [Confidence] (István Szabó, 1979 – 101 min)
- ITALY  (lo e te) Me and You  (Bernardo Bertolucci, 2011-103 min)
- SWEDEN  Svinalängorna [Beyond] (Pernilla August, 2011
- 99 min)  
- BOSNIA  Halimin Put [Halima’s Path] (Arsen Anton Ostojic, 2012 – 95 min)
- FRANCE  Augustine (Alice Winocour, France 2012  -  101 mins)
- CROATIA Nije ti Zivot Pjesma Havaja [Family Meals] (Dana Budisavljevic, 2012 – 50 min). See download below for more information
- ESTONIA Disko & Tuumasoda [Disco & Atomic War] (Jaak Kilmi & Klur Aarma, 2009 – 78 min)


Kiur Aarma, Producer
Christel Airas, Psychoanalyst
Pernilla August, Filmmaker
Lisa Appignanesi, Writer
Caroline Bainbridge, Film Scholar
Bernardo Bertolucci, Filmmaker                                                     
Irma Brenman Pick, Psychoanalyst
Adama Boulanger, Psychotherapist
Ron Britton, Psychoanalyst                                                                                            
Dana Budisavljevic, Filmmaker
Dave Calhoun, Film critic
Don Campbell, Psychoanalyst
Ian Christie, Film scholar
Charles Drazin, Film scholar
Peter Evans, Film scholar
Michael Halton, Psychoanalyst
Viviane Janson, Psychoanalyst
Arto Leppänen, Psychoanalyst
Karl Marcovics, Filmmaker
Stanislav Matacic, Psychoanalyst
Laura Mulvey, Film scholar
Kannan Navaratnem, Psychoanalyst
Arsen Anton Ostojic, Filmmaker
Catherine Portuges, Film scholar
John Rignell, Psychotherapist
Andrea Sabbadini, Psychoanalyst
Valeria Sarmiento, Filmmaker
Elisabeth Skale, Psychoanalyst
Istvàn Szabó, Filmmaker
Judit Szekacs, Psychoanalyst
Nick Temple, Psychoanalyst
Kari Tuhkanen, Psychoanalyst
Andrew Webber, Film Scholar
Alice Winocour, Filmmaker
Candida Yates, Film Scholar

Ian Christie on the Hypothesis of the Stolen Painting and other cine-secrets by Raoul Ruiz

John Rignell on:  The Secrets we keep in order to feel safe: loss, place and resolution in Clair Denis’ 35 Shots of Rum, 2008

Welcome by Nick Temple, President of the British Psychoanalytical Society and by Andrea Sabbadini, Director of the European Psychoanalytic Film Festival.  Followed by Colloque de Chiens (Conversation Among Dogs) (France 1977, 22 mins) introduced by Valeria Sarmiento.

Social Event at The Italian Cultural Institute

Presentation by Christel Airas about the Finnish Project Elokuva ja Psyyke (Film and Psyche)

Visit to the Freud Museum

Ian Christie and Andrea Sabbadini chairing the Final Plenary Discussion

Additional events and more programme information will be added to this site when details become available

Enquiries: contact Ann Glynn, (+44)(0)207 563 5017 or


Please contact Tailor Made Tours International for hotel accommodation and airport transfers quoting Epff7

Phone +44(0)20 8749 2662

Established in 2001, the European Psychoanalytic Film Festival (epff) is a unique forum for creative dialogue between psychoanalysts, filmmakers, academics, critics and the public. Held every two years, the festival is organised by The Institute of Psychoanalysis and has Bernardo Bertolucci as its  honorary president.

The previous festival, held in 2011, was attended by over 300 delegates from 28 countries who enjoyed a superb programme of high-quality films and in-depth discussion.

See information about epff6 in 2011


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