The European Psychoanalytic Film Festival (epff11)

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The Eleventh European Psychoanalytic Film Festival (epff11) 4 - 6 November 2022

Eleventh European Psychoanalytic Film Festival (epff11)

4 - 6 November 2022

In Person only at Royal Society of Medicine - 1 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 0AE

Katalin Lanczi and Anne Patterson, the new co-directors and the newly formed organising committee are delighted to announce epff11.

The theme of the festival is HOPE.

The last two years seem to have unleashed a veritable Pandora’s Box of disasters upon us: Brexit, Covid, the mounting evidence of climate catastrophe and the war in Ukraine.

The last item left in Pandora’s Box, according to Greek mythology, was HOPE.

HOPE can represent the capacity to maintain or regain a sense of a sustainable future both psychically and in the wider world, that is in the internal and the external world. Thus, hope can represent the life drive and our relationship with the good object. Conversely, it can be a defence against unbearable reality and loss when it is an expression of the manic defence.

The opening evening will introduce one of the most outstanding film directors of our time, Agnieszka Holland, our new Honorary President, whose work attests to both hope and despair.  

Click here to view the programme

Click here to view the epff11 online magazine


Since launching in 2001, the European Psychoanalytic Film Festival (epff), originally directed by Andrea Sabbadini, has grown into a varied, lively and very popular event, attracting hundreds of people interested in film and psychoanalysis from all over the world.

Take a look at our highlights pages from epff7epff8 and epff9 and epff10.

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Cancellation policy:
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6 to 10 weeks - 50% refund
Less than 6 weeks - No refund

November 4th, 2022 2:30 PM through November 6th, 2022 4:00 PM
The Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
London W1G 0AE
United Kingdom
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