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Jung and Film Online | Portrait of a Lady on Fire

June 21 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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R150.00
Jung and Film. Portrait of a Lady on Fire

You are warmly invited to attend our next film evening on Friday 21 June: Portrait of a Lady on Fire (run time: 2h 11m).This is a French film from 2019, set in late 18th century France. A painter is commissioned to paint the pre-wedding portrait of an aristocrat’s daughter. The action takes place on a distant island in Brittany where the painter, Marianne, accompanies her subject on long coastline walks, in order to memorize her features; the subject, Héloise, has forbidden her portrait to be painted because she does not want to be married off to a Milanese aristocrat, as arranged by her mother. 

In the course of their time together, an erotic attachment grows between the women, accelerated by their arranging an abortion for a pregnant housemaid and consummated during a period when Héloise’s mother is absent. The film raises questions of erotic ties between women and the effect of the patriarchy on people’s lives (while there are few male characters in the film, the patriarchy is omnipresent). Rachel Syme of the New Yorker says the film thoroughly examines the entanglements between artistic creation and burgeoning love, between memory and ambition and freedom. As much as it is about the electric connection between women as they find their desire for creative experience fulfilled in each other, it is also about the powers of art to validate, preserve, and console after a romance is over.

Online Participation Format
Presenters: John Gosling, Renee Ramsden and Grace Reid
Venue: Zoom Online Facility. We will be screening the film online on the evening.
Time: Friday evening, 21 June at 18:00 for 18:30
Fee: 150 ZAR per film evening. Notes will be provided as usual. Booking essential.
Please note that bookings and payments are now via the website only.
The Zoom link will be distributed on the day of the event.

Zoom: You need to download Zoom prior to this meeting – you simply download the free Zoom App onto your computer or mobile device.

These evenings are open to all interested members of the public and clinicians. CPD points are no longer available for these events. We hope to see you on Zoom, and look forward to continuing our stimulating film discussions.

Please join our mailing list or email us on saaja@mweb.co.za for further details and updates.

Library: everyone is invited to visit our website, where you can access our library online. In addition, the library is now open Tuesdays 10:00-14:00 and Thursdays 14:00-19:00. For more information on this, contact Debra at SAAJA Library; saajalibrary@outlook.com We hope to see you on Zoom, and look forward to continuing our stimulating film discussions.

View the 2024 Jung & Film line-up here.

Details

Date:
June 21
Time:
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cost:
R150.00

Organizer

SAAJA
Phone
+27 (0)21 689 6090
Email
saaja@mweb.co.za
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Jung and Film Online | Portrait of a Lady on Fire
“Portrait of a Lady on Fire” is a French film from 2019, set in late 18th century France.
R 150.00
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