Category – Lecture & Discusion

LECTURE in Vienna: The SSO|*40-Steps-Method

23rd September 2022  | 11:40 a.m.
Department for Theatre, Film and Media Studies Vienna | UZA II-Rotunde |
Althanstraße 14 | 1090 Wien

Meet Gabriele Sindler and Donat Keusch at the Screenwriting Research Network International Conference (SRN). They speak about:

Analyzing Screenplays presented on the international market:
Development, Practice and Benefits of “The SSO- or *40-Steps-Method”
From practical use to theory and back again

Donat F. Keusch | dfk@dfkfilms.com | +41 79 4007057
Gabriele C. Sindler | gcs@dfkfilms.com | +49 177 9744133
Practitioners | Script Analysts | Teachers | www.dfkfilms.com

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>>> 14th Screenwriting Reseach Network International Conference 2022 | 22nd – 24th September

ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWS

Film&Discussion | 30.08.2022
Bundesplatz-Kino | Berlin

Series PSYCHE & FILM
Cooperation of C.G. Jung Society Berlin with Bundesplatz-Kino and dfk*films
Tuesday, 30 August 2022 at 8:30 pm
Moderation: Edith Rosin | Speaker: Donat Keusch * Gabriele Sindler

ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWS | OmU

USA 1955 | 89′ | screenplay by Margaret “Peg” Fenwick | story by Edna L. & Harry Lee | directed by Douglas Sirk aka Hans Detlef Sierck | with Jane Wyman | Rock Hudson | Agnes Moorehead

Classic – considered to be a masterpiece among melodramas and was the unrivalled model for Fassbinder’s ANGST ESSEN SEELE AUF (1974) and Todd Haynes’ FAR FROM HEAVEN (2002).

Wealthy widow Cary Scott falls in love with her much younger nurseryman Ron Kirby. This causes gossip at the country club. Her children are ashamed that she wants to remarry below her status and buy her a television as a substitute for love and partnership. Ron is an independent man who can ignore the petty conventions of society, but can Cary also ignore them? In timeless manner, author Peg Fenwick tells a story about false morals, suppressed lust for life and the courage of a woman.

Produced in the USA and directed by Hans Detlef Sierck from Hamburg, who left Germany with his wife in 1937. As Douglas Sirk, he became world-famous as a filmmaker in the 1950s and is still considered a style-setter for the genre of melodrama.

We are showing this classic in the themed series SUPPRESSED LUST.

About the speaker:

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

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

Gabriele Sindler Political Scientist | Screenplay Expert | Lecturer

Location: Bundesplatz-Kino | Bundesplatz 14 | 10715 Berlin
Fee: 10,50 € | reduced 9 €

#FEMALE PLEASURE

Film&Discussion | 26.07.2022 | 8:30 p.m.
Bundesplatz-Kino | Berlin

Series PSYCHE & FILM
Cooperation of the C.G. Jung Society Berlin with Bundesplatz-Kino and dfk*films
Moderation: Edith Rosin | Referent: Gabriele Sindler

#FEMALE PLEASURE

CH 2018 | 101′ | Concept & Director Barbara Miller | Cinematography Anne Misselwitz, Gabriela Betschart, Akiba Jiro | Editing Isabel Meier

The documentary film unmasks global, socially, culturally and religiously traditioned oppression of female sexuality.

Barbara Miller observes five courageous, strong, smart women of five world religions. She shows their successful, risky struggles for a self-determined female sexuality, for an equal, respectful coexistence between the sexes.

The protagonists break the taboo of silence and shame imposed on them by society, their religious communities along with their archaic patriarchal structures.

Leyla Hussein (from Somalia),
Rokudenashiko (in Japan),
Doris Wagner (in Germany and the Catholic world),
Vithika Yadav (in India) and
Deborah Feldman (in the USA and the Orthodox Jewish world).

Each of these women is working for sexual education and self-determination for all women with incredible positive energy and all their strength. They fight against social, religious and culturally traditional norms and barriers. Each of them paid a high price – they were and are publicly defamed, persecuted and threatened, rejected by their environment, accused by religious leaders and fanatical believers and even threatened with death.

Often awarded. Deservedly so.

About the speakers:

Edith Rosin Studied psychology at the Free University of Berlin, trained as an analyst at the C.G. Jung Institute in Berlin, has worked in her own practice since 1996. Since 2012 lecturer for Active Imagination at the Lindau Psychotherapy Days.

Gabriele Sindler Political Scientist | Screenplay Expert | Lecturer

Location: Bundesplatz-Kino | Bundesplatz 14 | 10715 Berlin
Fee: 10,50 € | reduced 9 €

Master Class @ Moscow Kurdish Film Festival | July 2022

EUPHORIA & MISERY of DEVELOPING STORIES, SCRIPTS and FILMS with RELEVANT CONTENT

Lecture & discussion

Donat F. Keusch | Gabriele C. Sindler
dfk*films & script*service | www.dfkfilms.com

In 1982 Yılmaz Güney’s film YOL got the most important festival award of the world: The Golden Palm in Cannes. But the CEO of the production company, Donat F. Keusch, still didn’t know what makes a film successful. After having produced 20 films and having distributed more than 300 films which won all sort of prizes and were praised by film critics, he asked himself: How is it possible that 80% of our films attract only a small audience? Why are most of our “great films” flops? So, he looked for the basics and started to concentrate on the essence of film: STORY and SCRIPT.

Today his multilingual team of dfk*script*service, run by Gabriele Sindler, analyzes 120 scripts per year from all over the world. They are convinced that filmmaking is a process of collective creation and that every successful film is based on a good and professional script. A film’s impact on the audience is intrinsically bound to the quality of its script. Based on a bad script you will shoot a bad film with no chance to become successful – with a good script your chance rises to 50% at least. The definitions of a good story and a good script and much more will be part of our lecture.

Donat Keusch and Gabriele Sindler will present a brief impression how they evaluate, analyze stories and scripts. We kindly invite you to ask all sorts of professional questions.

Lecture Moscow | July 2022 | ENGLISH & KURDISH | SORANI

Lecture Moscow | July 2022 | ENGLISH & PERSIAN

Lecture Moscow | July 2022 | ENGLISH & TURKISH

DER ANSTÄNDIGE (German version only)

Film&Discussion | 21.06.2022

Bundesplatzkino | Berlin

Series PSYCHE & FILM
Cooperation of the C.G. Jung Society Berlin with Bundesplatz-Kino and dfk*films
Tuesday, 21.06.2022 at 8:30 pm

Moderation: Edith Rosin | Speaker: Donat Keusch * Gabriele Sindler
DER ANSTÄNDIGE
D 2014 | 94′ | directed by Vanessa Lapa, screenplay co-written with Ori Weisbrod | edited by Noam Amit, Sharon Brook

In 2014, private letters of Heinrich Himmler, the “architect of the Final Solution,” were published, which had been in private Jewish possession for decades. Vanessa Lapa has used the Himmler estate and other archival material (151 sources from 53 archives in 13 different countries) to make a documentary about a man who was at peace with himself, both professionally and personally.
Lapa transforms the documents into a psychogram about the perverse thinking of a senior member of the Nazi regime. Using his own records, the filmmaker exposes Himmler’s ideals, plans and most secret thoughts. She shows photos and films and underpins everything exclusively with quotations left by Himmler, his wife, children and the Nazi criminal’s mistress.
DER ANSTÄNDIGE premiered in 2014 in the Berlinale section “Panorama Dokumente” and received the Van Leer Award for Best Israeli Long Documentary at the Jerusalem Film Festival.

About the speakers:
Edith Rosin studied psychology at the FU Berlin, trained as an analyst at the C.G. Jung Institute Berlin, working in her own practice since 1996. Since 2012 lecturer for 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 – The Way” (Golden Palm). For 30 years working as a screenplay analyst/consultant/writer under pseudonym or unnamed. Motto: “The screenplay is the film!”
Gabriele Sindler Political Scientist | Screenplay Expert | Lecturer

Location: Bundesplatz-Kino | Bundesplatz 14 | 10715 Berlin
Fee: 10,50 € | reduced 9 €

AUS EINEM DEUTSCHEN LEBEN (German version only)

Film&Discussion | 31.05.2022

Bundesplatzkino | Berlin

PSYCHE & FILM
Cooperation of the C.G. Jung Society Berlin with Bundesplatz-Kino and dfk*films

Tuesday, 31.05.2022 at 8:30 pm
Moderation: Edith Rosin | Speaker: Donat Keusch * Gabriele Sindler

AUS EINEM DEUTSCHEN LEBEN
D 1977 | 145′ | Written & directed by Theodor Kotulla based on a novel by Robert Merle
with: Götz George | Kurt Hübner | Elisabeth Schwarz | Hans Korte | Matthias Fuchs

The life of Auschwitz commandant Rudolf Höß, uniquely embodied by Götz George.

AUS EINEM DEUTSCHEN LEBEN is based on the novel Der Tod ist mein Beruf (Death is My Profession) by the French Robert Merle, who was able to draw on numerous documents because Höß, despite false papers identifying him as Franz Lang, was arrested alive and willingly gave information. He saw himself as a recipient of orders and thus represents the prime example of a high-ranking desk jockey of the Nazi regime.

Kotulla’s 1977 feature film traces the career of its protagonist, named Franz Lang. AUS EINEM DEUTSCHEN LEBEN dispenses with a pronounced staging, which would always be a judgment as well. Without musical accompaniment, the film describes the most important events in Franz Lang’s life in fourteen chapters. With his non-judgmental approach, Kotulla gives the audience the opportunity for level-headed reflection: at what point in his “career” could Lang have left this system?

Lang’s career seems almost unspectacular and straightforward, the genocide he organized inevitable. AUS EINEM DEUTSCHEN LEBEN succeeds in illustrating the nature of an authoritarian system and documenting the despondency of the individual.

A rare opportunity to see and discuss this outstanding film work in the cinema, which is unfortunately more topical than ever.

About the speakers:
Edith Rosin studied psychology at the FU Berlin, trained as an analyst at the C.G. Jung Institute Berlin, working in her own practice since 1996. Since 2012 lecturer for 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 – The Way” (Golden Palm). For 30 years working as a screenplay analyst/consultant/writer under pseudonym or unnamed. Motto: “The screenplay is the film!”
Gabriele Sindler Political Scientist | Screenplay Expert | Lecturer

Location: Bundesplatz-Kino | Bundesplatz 14 | 10715 Berlin
Fee: 10,50 € | reduced 9 €

2 ODER 3 DINGE, DIE ICH VON IHM WEISS (German Version only)

Film&Discussion | 26.04.2022

Bundesplatzkino | Berlin

Series PSYCHE & FILM
Cooperation of the C.G. Jung Society Berlin with Bundesplatz-Kino and dfk*films

Tuesday, 26.04.2022 at 8:30 p.m.

Guest: Author and director Malte Ludin, son of a war criminal
Moderation: Edith Rosin

2 ODER 3 DINGE, DIE ICH VON IHM WEISS

D 2005 | 85′ | Screenplay & Director Malte Ludin | Cinematography Franz Lustig | Editing Hanka Knipper, Amos Ponger

Malte Ludin’s documentary begins with the words: “This is the story of my father, a war criminal, my mother, my siblings, nieces and nephews. A typical German story.

Family legends and historical truth collide in the film about the legacy of prominent Nazi Hanns Ludin, who was executed for war crimes in 1947. The son Malte Ludin, breaks through 60 years of silence and repression. He addresses and shows his father’s crimes and questions his sisters who continue to deny them. The film is an intimate look at the descendants of a Nazi perpetrator, most of whom refuse to accept their families’ history in Nazi Germany and confront the murderous family shadow.

Malte Ludin, who barely knew his father, makes these processes of repression visible. His courageous film is an indispensable provocation.

Quote from the FBW jury, which unanimously awarded the rating “especially valuable”:

“2 ODER 3 DINGE, DIE ICH VON IHM WEISS is one of the most exciting and intense German documentaries of recent years. In its psychological complexity and aesthetic precision, the film is a remarkable one-off. The extremely relationally reflected German family cosmos is exemplary as an antithesis to the current tendencies of repressing history and frivolous media games with taboo violations. Last but not least, this is a cinematically virtuosic work (camera Franz Lustig), whose sound level and music are also highly interesting.”

Following the screening, Malte Ludin will discuss his film with the audience.

About the speakers:

Malte Ludin, born* 1942 in Bratislava (Pressburg, Slovakia) studied political science in Tübingen and at the FU Berlin as well as directing at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB). Since 1976 Malte Ludin has been working as a freelance author, filmmaker and producer.

Edith Rosin studied psychology at the FU Berlin, trained as an analyst at the C.G. Jung Institute Berlin, has been working in her own practice since 1996. Since 2012 lecturer for Active Imagination at the Lindau Psychotherapy Days.

Location: Bundesplatz Cinema | Bundesplatz 14 | 10715 Berlin
Fee: 10,50 € | reduced 9 €

A GREATER WORLD | UN MONDE PLUS GRAND

Film&Discussion | 22.02.2022 |

Bundesplatzkino | Berlin

PSYCHE & FILM

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

Tuesday, 22.02.2022 at 20:30

A GREATER WORLD | UN MONDE PLUS GRAND | OmU

FR & BEL 2019 | 100′ | Screenplay Claire Barré together with director Fabienne Berthaud | Cinematography Nathalie Durand
With Cécile de France, Narantsetseg Dash, Tserendarizav Dashnyam, Ludivine Sagnier, Arieh Worthalter, Catherine Salée, Thomas Coumans, Steven Laureys, et al.

After the death of the love of her life, Corine travels to Mongolia to record traditional songs of reindeer herders. An encounter with the shaman Oyun upsets her journey and her life. When Corine falls into a trance during a ceremony, the shaman reveals that she has a rare gift and needs to be trained in the shamanic traditions. Corine objects to this calling. In France, she undergoes psychiatric and neurological examinations. Finally, she returns to Mongolia to begin her initiation and discover a larger world.

The film tells the true story of Corine Sombrun, who since her training as a shaman has helped neurologists and brain researchers to study the neurological processes during a trance state and use the findings for therapeutic treatments.

 

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

Location: Bundesplatz-Kino | Bundesplatz 14 | 10715 Berlin
Fee: 10,50 € | reduced 9 €
Advance booking of tickets by telephone is recommended.

LIFE OF PI

Film&Discussion | 21.12.2021 |

Bundesplatzkino | Berlin

PSYCHE & FILM

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

Tuesday, 21.12.2021 at 20:30

LIFE OF PI | OmU

USA 2012 | 127’ | written by David Magee – based on the novel of  Yann Martel | directed by Ang Lee |
starring Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Rafe Spall, Tabu (aka Tabassum Fatima Hashmi), Gérard Depardieu

“Pi” Patel describes how he lost his family in a shipwreck in the Pacific at the age of 16. He became the only survivor in a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger . A multi-award winning poetic work about the power of healing stories.

 

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 €