Yalom's Cure
  • Globe Trot
Showings
Rafael 2Tue, Oct 7, 2014 5:00 PM Not Available
 
Film Info
Section:Valley of the Docs
The Art of the Sciences
Country:Switzerland
Year:2014
Running Time:77
Director:Sabine Gisiger
Producer:Philip Delaquis
Screenwriter:Sabine Gisiger
Cinematographer:Helena Vagnières
Editor:Barbara Weber
Print Source:Das Kollektir fur audiovisuelle
Description
FOCUS: THE ART OF THE SCIENCES Author, existentialist, and popular scholar Irvin D. Yalom is one of the most influential living psychotherapists; his work has been described as inspiring and mind- and life-altering. For a person this groundbreaking, a straightforward documentary quite simply would not do. So director Sabine Gisiger defies the classic cine-biography, skimming over career milestones, and instead allowing the dulcet tones of Dr. Yalom to guide the viewer. As he ponders Freud, expounds personal and universal philosophies, and poses questions, we are brought along on an existential journey through the many layers of the human mind. Yalom shares 50 years of professional insights and, perhaps more importantly, the wisdom gained through a life well lived. Interviews with Yalom’s grown children and spitfire of a wife are intertwined with his reflections, and Gisiger’s interludes of placid landscapes and serene instrumentals provide space for reflection between heady philosophical threads. The result is a voyage of self-exploration for subject and viewer alike. NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

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