Other. A festival of psychoanalysis and the cinema – 6th edition

a project devised and curated by

Società Psicoanalitica Italiana, Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia-Cineteca Nazionale, Azienda Speciale Palaexpo

encounters introduced and coordinated by Fabio Castriota 


A festival of psychoanalysis and the cinema unique in Italy, Cinemind has been turning the Palazzo delle Esposizioni's cinema theatre for the past six editions into an observatory of our collective community mood, an observatory steered by authoritative psychoanalysts and film directors who get together to hold a debate after each screening. This edition focuses on "other": starting with the mother's gaze in which the child begins to discover her identity, the whole of our existence is defined through contact with the world at large: we are the gazes that light on us. But while relationships may  function as a mirror, identification with others is not always crystal clear: negative feelings and clashes can transform that mirror (and thus our perception of our own identity) into a deforming, opaque and frightening object. Nor is that the end of it. Our brain then simulates on the inside what we see on the outside, as though the actions of others were also taking place within our own selves. The barriers between us and the world dissolve in a ceaseless circuit of emotional exchange, just like at the cinema with all of us sitting together and... in the dark. But never fear! The psychoanalysts and film
directors always turn the lights on in the end!

Dal: 24/03/2017
Al: 02/04/2017

24/03/2017 20:00
The origines - "La serpe" - Cinema
ingresso libero

La serpe

by Roberto Roberti. Italy, 1920, mute, 51’

followed by the encounter with Lucio Russo and Maria Assunta Pimpinelli


25/03/2017 20:00
The death - "L’attesa" - Cinema
ingresso libero


by Piero Messina. Italy, France, 2015, 100’

followed by the encounter with Stefania Nicasi and the director


26/03/2017 18:00
The mother - "L’amore molesto" - Cinema
ingresso libero

L’amore molesto

by Mario Martone. Italy, 1995, 104’

followed by the encounter with Paolo Fabozzi and Anna Bonaiuto


28/03/2017 20:00
The old age - "Compagna di viaggio" - Cinema
ingresso libero

Compagna di viaggio

by Peter Del Monte. Italy, 1996, 109’

followed by the encounter with Domenico Chianese and the director


29/03/2017 20:00
The religion - "La ragazza del mondo" - Cinema
ingresso libero

La ragazza del mondo
by Marco Danieli. Italy, 2016, 104’

followed by the encounter with Manuela Fraire and the director


30/03/2017 20:30
The mental disease - "Si può fare" - Cinema
ingresso libero

Si può fare

by Giulio Manfredonia. Italy, 2008, 111’

followed by the encounter with Giuseppe Moccia and the director


31/03/2017 20:00
The migrants - "Lamerica" - Cinema
ingresso libero


by Gianni Amelio. Italy, 1994, 128’

followed by the encounter with Loredana Micati and the director


01/04/2017 17:00
Sexual freedom - "Porno & libertà" - Cinema
ingresso libero

Porno & libertà

by Carmine Amoroso. Italy, 2016, 78’

followed by the encounter with Anna Ferruta and the director


01/04/2017 20:00
Italia diary - "C'eravamo tanto amati" - Cinema
ingresso libero

C'eravamo tanto amati
by Ettore Scola. Italy, 1974, 111’

followed by the encounter with Ezio Maria Izzo and Franco Bernini, screenwriter and director


02/04/2017 18:00
SPI. CINEMENTE AWARD 3rd edition - "Lo chiamavano Jeeg Robot" - Cinema
ingresso libero

Lo chiamavano Jeeg Robot

by Gabriele Mainetti, Italiy, 2015, 112’

The prize will be delivered by Anna Nicolò. The director and the screenwriters Nicola Guaglianone and Menotti, will be present.

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