LA FAMILLE BÉLIER | OmU

Film&Discussion | 20.12.2022 | 20:30
Bundesplatz Cinema | Berlin

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

 

LA FAMILLE BÉLIER | OmU

FR 2014 | 105′ | Screenplay Victoria Bedos, Stanislas Carré de Malberg, Thomas Bidegain | Director Éric Lartigau
with Louane Emera, Karin Viard, François Damiens, Éric Elmosnino, Luca Gelberg

Wonderful French coming-of-age drama with subtle humour and the successful fulfilment of young Paula’s dream.

In everyday life, the deaf farmer’s family Bélier is dependent on the help of their hearing daughter. When Paula is supposed to go to Paris on a singing scholarship, her dependence becomes a problem. Paula’s deaf parents, to whom music is foreign, are confused and worried about these ambitions. Paula is confronted with her parents’ lack of understanding, her doubts about her musical vocation, her duty to her family and her affair with a boy. And howsoever is her deaf father supposed to run against the slimy and incompetent mayor without her help?

Multi-award winning film, whose American remake (CODA) won the Oscar for Best Picture.

 

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, 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” (Golden Palm). For 30 years script analyst/consultant/writer under pseudonym or unnamed. “The script is the film!”

Gabriele Sindler Political Scientist | Screenplay Expert | Lecturer

 

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

ERIN BROCKOVICH | OmU

Film&Discussion | 29.11.2022 | 20:30
Bundesplatz Cinema | Berlin

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

 

ERIN BROCKOVICH | OmU

USA 2000 | 131′ | Screenplay Susannah Grant | Director Steven Soderbergh |
with Julia Roberts, Albert Finney, Aaron Eckhart, Marg Helgenberger, Peter Coyote, Scarlett Pomers, Tracey Walter, Erin Brockovich-Ellis

An unemployed single mother becomes a legal assistant and almost single-handedly brings down a California energy company accused of polluting a town’s water supply. Her photographic memory and dogged persistence drives her opponents to despair and allows her to win.

Screenwriter Susannah Grant dramatised the true story of Erin Brockovich. The single mother’s investigation revealed that Pacific Gas and Electric had knowingly contaminated the groundwater of Hinkley, California, with highly toxic Chromium VI for decades. In 1996, the corporation was ordered to pay the largest amount of damages in US history to that time: $333 million.

 

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, and has been a lecturer for 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” (Golden Palm). For 30 years script analyst/consultant/writer under pseudonym or unnamed. “The script is the film!”

Gabriele Sindler Political Scientist | Screenplay Expert | Lecturer

 

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

THELMA & LOUISE | OmU

Film&Discussion | 25.10.2022 | 20:30
Bundesplatz Cinema | Berlin

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

 

THELMA & LOUISE | OmU

USA 1991 | 130′ | Screenplay Callie Khouri | Director Ridley Scott | Music Hans Zimmer
with Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, Harvey Keitel, Michael Madsen, Brad Pitt

This classic fits perfectly as the opening of our series “Strong Women”. Women were already of crucial importance in the development of the project: THELMA & LOUISE was produced by Mimi Polk Gittin, who hired Ridley Scott to direct the film and set up the financing. Today, thirty years later, directing would probably be offered to a woman. Callie Khouri’s screenplay won an Oscar.

Louise (Susan Sarandon) prevents the rape of her friend Thelma (Geena Davis). In the process she shoots the attacker. The carefree weekend trip of the different girlfriends turns into a flight from the police. The girlish Thelma has to rise above herself and Louise has to face up to her past. Both end their escape from themselves and decide autonomously about life and death.

The most unusual film by the English star director Ridley Scott.

 

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, 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” (Golden Palm). For 30 years script analyst/consultant/writer under pseudonym or unnamed. “The script is the film!”

Gabriele Sindler Political Scientist | Screenplay Expert | Lecturer

 

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

WCOS 2022 | Copenhagen

Let’s meet at the World Conference of Screenwriters in Copenhagen .

Wednesday October 5 & Thursday October 6 2022 at DR Koncerthuset, Ørestads Boulevard 13, DK – 2300 Copenhagen S.

BLACK SWAN | OmU

Film&Discussion | 27.09.2022 | 20:30
Bundesplatz Cinema | Berlin

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

 

BLACK SWAN | OmU

USA 2010 | 108′ | Screenplay Andres Heinz & Mark Heyman | Directed by Darren Aronofsky | Cinematography Matthew Libatique | Editing Andrew Weisblum
with Natalie Portman, Vincent Cassel, Mila Kunis, Barbara Hershey, Winona Ryder

Psychodrama of an ambitious prima ballerina which composes envy, ambition, fear and repressed lust into a complex, brilliantly mounted, dizzying paranoia.

Every ballet dancer dreams of the double leading role of the White and Black Swan. Nina (Nathalie Portman) brings skill, grace and a relentless pursuit of absolute perfection to play the virginal and pure White Swan. But can she also embody the deception and commanding sexuality of the Black Swan. The dance director (Vincent Cassel) forces her to self-discover and allow her repressed lust. Now Nina succeeds in her metamorphosis into the Black Swan. She discovers her “dark” side, breaks out of the control schemes of her frustrated, overambitious mother, but – accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s overwhelming music – falls into a maelstrom of delusions.

 

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, 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” (Golden Palm). For 30 years script analyst/consultant/writer under pseudonym or unnamed. “The script is the film!”

Gabriele Sindler Political Scientist | Screenplay Expert | Lecturer

 

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

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

>>> Download THE  LECTURE:  password protected

>>> General information on the lecture…
>>> 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 €

Golden Apricot, Yerevan, 2022: “YOL – The Full Version”, restored and expanded raises festival consciousness

By Alex Deleon for filmfestivals.com
16.07.2022 | ALEX FARBA’s blog

19th Golden Apricot Film Festival Reviews, Yerevan, 2022 YOL, The Full Version, restored and expanded raises festival consciousness. 

Freshly minted and fully packed to stir the soul!

The Turkish film YOL (The Way | The Road)  caused quite a stir when it was “rescued from prison” and presented at the 1982 Cannes film festival where it shared the  top prize, the Palme d’Or, jointly with MISSING by Costa Gavras.  (Currently a Special Guest of GIAFF)

The film was banned in Turkey for many years because of the way it showed the oppression of the Kurdish minority — a no-not to this very day — and the implicit harsh criticism of Turkish society in general.

In 1982 the story concerns the varying fates of five  prisoners, three Kurdish , who are granted one week’s home leave from jail for the Bayram holiday and find to their dismay that they face continued oppression outside of prison from their families, the culture, and the government.  The central story is that of Seyit Ali (Tarik Akan) who is expected to kill his beloved wife, Zine, who turned to prostitution during his absence and has been held prisoner by the family awaiting his return to perform the  Honor Killing required by Islam. Seyit is determined to do his religious duty but has a change of heart when he sees her and their two children again — which will lead to enormous tragic consequences.

 

The film  was written, and directed —  incredibly via instruction from his prison cell,  by Yılmaz Güney, at the time Turkey’s most popular movie star and, as such, a national idol.

A parallel side story, itself a thriller, is the way in which  Donat Keusch who is Swiss and the current distributor of a restored  full version of YOL, went to Turkey and personally smuggled Güney out of prison on false papers,  then miraculously managed to get him to France.  Whew — whutta story!

What is noteworthy is how gripping and once again relevant YOL is, now forty years later. I think a better English translation would be “On The Road”… from then to now!

The YOL shown at Cannes in 1982 was an abridged version rushed to be shown at the festival not completely finished — and was yet compelling enough to merit a share of the grand prix, appropriately paired with Gavras’s Political thriller MISSING.

Having lived with YOL for four decades Keusch always wanted to bring out a Full Version which he finally masterminded and Brought back to Cannes in 2017.

The fleshed out new edition  contains a sixth story in addition to the original five and,  crucially for the orientation of foreign viewers,  onscreen identification of each city visited by the temporarily free Kurdish jailbirds.  The final scenes in which Seyit is desperately trying to save his estranged wife from freezing to death in a driving snowstorm is simply excruciating not to mention bone chilling.  As it so graphically represents the rejection of the  whole idea of “honor killing”  which  brings such poisonous dishonor to Islam.

At any rate “YOL – The Full Version” was for me the high point ot the week and a reminder of how powerful cinema can be in the right hands, regardless of national origin. The power of YOL is that it does not preach, but merely tells a gripping set of stories that will move you to your own conclusions, if any.

 

Mr. Keusch and his DFK organization have done a great service to the film community at large by bringing this forgotten Turkish masterpiece  back out of the dark at a time when a new Turkish dictatorship is very much darkening the news. Gabriele Sindler and  Donat Keusch have been all over town visiting museums and other places and persons of interest.  At lunch Keusch retold the incredible tale of helping Yılmaz Güney escape from jail and flee the country, which he is now putting into book form, — so hair raising a tale that I could already see the movie that may eventually come out of it.

I  then asked Mr. Keusch about his overall impression of the festival.  His answer was another chilling eye opener calling attention to the obvious — — “The worst festival I have ever attended — there is no awareness of the art of film here —  Terrible projection in the main venues is the norm, and too many bad  prints undermine everything … plus very bad festival organization,  relying primarily on amateur volunteer help …”

The dark side of stark reality,  not  meant specifically to spoil the fun