LARS AND THE REAL GIRL OmU

Film&Discussion |25.04.2023 |20:30

Bundesplatzkino | Berlin

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

LARS AND THE REAL GIRL OmU

USA, Kanada 2007 | 106`| script Nancy Oliver | directed by Craig Gillespie
with Ryan Gosling, Emily Mortimer, Paul Schneider, Kelly Garner, Patricia Clarkson…

Lars is shy, lives a secluded life and has never had a woman as he rejects all social contact. A colleague’s flirtation stresses the young man out and triggers an unusual development.

Inspired by a colleague, Lars orders a sex doll and introduces it to his confused brother and his brother’s wife as his girlfriend Bianca, a missionary from Brazil. The brother wants to put him in a psychiatric clinic, but is persuaded by the family doctor to play along and even to involve the whole village. After initial resistance, everyone joins in. Bianca is invited to dinner, participates in community work and reads to the children on a tape recorder. The family doctor calls Lars and his girlfriend in every week, claiming that Bianca is weak from the long journey and needs medical care. In reality, Lars’ trauma is being dealt with: the loss of his mother at birth and growing up without a bond to his father, who is frozen in his grief.

A wonderfully funny film with a great Ryan Gosling, showing a healing process that helps a person into life, a life of social relationships.

 

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). Script analyst/consultant/writer under pseudonym for 30 years. “The script is the film!”

Gabriele Sindler Political Scientist | Screenplay Expert | Lecturer

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

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PANE E TULIPANI | OmU

Film&Discussion |28.02.2023 |20:30
Bundesplatz Kino | Berlin

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

BREAD AND TULIPS | PANE E TULIPANI | OmU

IT, CH 2000 | 114′ | Screenplay by Doriana Leondeff | Directed by Silvio Soldini |
with Licia Maglietta. Bruno Ganz, Giuseppe Battiston, Antonio Catania, Marina Massironi…

The Italian mum who always does everything for everyone is left behind by her family at a motorway service station. She ends up penniless in Venice, where she finds work, new friends and self-confidence. The quirky and world-weary waiter (Bruno Ganz), with whom she feels a kindred spirit, accommodates her. He falls in love with her. When she is tracked down and returns to her family, she finally understands…

Melancholic, upbeat comedy that focuses on ordinary people and portrays them lovingly. Precisely observed details, wonderful dialogue, a clear visual language and the excellent actors* make the film an amusing excursion about the coincidences of life, self-determination and love.

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). Script analyst/consultant/writer under pseudonym for 30 years. “The script is the film!”

Gabriele Sindler Political Scientist | Screenplay Expert | Lecturer

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

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 €