Lacan in Scotland

ADIEU LACAN | Lacan in Scotland

Expired June 30, 2022 11:00 PM
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“With realistic acumen and artistic expertise, ADIEU LACAN portrays the struggles of a young woman, Seriema, who is trying to understand why her path to motherhood has reached an unbearable impasse. Following two miscarriages and the possible loss of her marriage, Seriema travels to Paris in 1972 to undergo psychoanalytic treatment with the maverick French analyst, Jacques Lacan. Her analysis is an attempt to help her to disentangle the enigma of her question: why has motherhood become a seeming impossibility?

Inspired by the story of Betty Milan, a Brazilian psychoanalyst and writer, it follows closely her own actual psychoanalysis with Lacan. Based on her play “Goodbye, Doctor” and her novel “Lacan’s Parrot,” in which Milan recounts her analytic work, ADIEU LACAN offers an insightful and accurate account of an actual psychoanalytic cure.”

- Mavis Himes, Psychoanalyst and author of "The Power of Names."

  • Year
  • Runtime
    92 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Richard C. Ledes
  • Screenwriter
    Richard C. Ledes
  • Filmmaker
    Richard C. Ledes
  • Cast
    David Patrick Kelly, Ismenia Mendes, Antu Yacob
  • Cinematographer
    Valentina Caniglia
  • Production Design
    Kory Diskin