Film&Discussion | 30.11.2021 |

Bundesplatzkino | Berlin


Cooperation of the C.G. Jung Gesellschaft Berlin with the Bundesplatzkino and dfk*films

Tuesday, 30.11.2021 at 20:30

Speaker: Donat Keusch | Gabriele C. Sindler | Moderation: Edith Rosin

Joker | OmU

USA 2019 | 122’ | written by Scott Silver & Todd Phillips & Bob Kane | directed by Todd Phillips |
staring Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Frances Conroy, Zazie Beetz

Surprisingly psychological and realistic the film tells the transformation of Arthur Fleck into the Joker – known as Batman’s antagonist.
A cinematic delight – especially for sceptics of comic book adaptations.

Arthur Fleck lives with his illness-stricken mother in a run-down apartment building. All he wants is to make people laugh, but he is bullied: by his colleagues in a small entertainment company, by drunken Wall Street bankers in the underground and even by a group of teenagers whom he then beats up. THE JOKER by Todd Phillips is the story of a brutalisation and demoralisation in our time. Fleck, alias Joker, is a beaten, maltreated human being with a severe childhood trauma.
This tortured soul is portrayed outstandingly by the emaciated Joaquin Phoenix. He was deservedly honoured with an Oscar for his outstanding acting interpretation in the film surprise of 2019.

The speakers:

Dipl.-Psych. Edith Rosin studied psychology at the Free University of Berlin, was trained as an analyst at the C.G.Jung Institute in Berlin, and has been working in her own practice since 1996. Since 2012, she has been a lecturer in Active Imagination at the Lindau Psychotherapy Days.

Donat Keusch studied psychology and journalism. Experience in film distribution, world sales, production, screenwriting and as a teacher. Most successful film: “Yol – Der Weg” (Golden Palm). For 30 years working as a script analyst/consultant/writer under pseudonym or unnamed. Motto: “The script is the film!”

Gabriele Sindler Political Scientist | Screenplay Expert | Lecturer

Bundesplatz Cinema | Bundesplatz 14 | 10715 Berlin
Contribution to costs: 9,50 € | reduced 8 €