Young Dr. Freud

Directed by Axel Corti

Year: 1976
Running Time: 98
Color Type: B&W
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Country: Germany
Language: German w/English subt. [audio]
Booking Inquiry Shop Home Video

Young Dr. Freud

Crew
Writer Georg Stefan Troller
Directed by Axel Corti


Made in 1976, Young Dr. Freud examines the life of the father of psychoanalysis through the lens of his own ground-breaking theories. Questioning the character of Sigmund Freud at integral points in his development, director Axel Corti and screenwriter Georg Stephan Troller invert the psychoanalytic model and place the analyst in the position of analysand.

From Freud's early childhood, where his family encounters aggressive anti-Semitism, to his student years in Vienna, where he studies the reproductive faculties of eels, the film probes deeply into the ways in which Freud's own experiences and unconscious processes may have inspired his influential and persistently controversial ideas. An atmosphere of intimate conversation, created by Corti's use of closed, richly textured spaces and precise narrative interruptions, allows for a portrait of Dr. Freud that is both provocative and refreshingly human.

Beyond the intimate spaces of the psychoanalytic model and Freud's own developing psyche, the film explores Freud's relationships with famous colleagues, such as Breuer and Charcot, the opposition between the Parisian and Viennese schools of psychiatry, and the growth of Freud's first book, Studies in Hysteria, out of conflicting conceptions of the nature of hypnosis and hysteria. This expanded scope places Freud's life, ideas, and personality into an interesting historical context and suggests that one of his most famous patients, Anna O., defined the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and end, of his psychological inquiries.

Due to the condition of the surviving film elements, there is some fluctuation in the picture quality of this release.

Reviews

AN INTELLECTUAL ACTION FILM. A knowing analysis of how Freud got to be Freud. - J. Hoberman, VILLAGE VOICE

UNUSUALLY GOOD... an exceptionally intelligent reading of Freud's work. - Stuart Klawans, THE NATION UNUSUAL AND PROBING. For anyone who has spent as much as an hour on the couch, YOUNG DR. FREUD is worth an appointment. -Jan Stewart, NEWSDAY

Interested in bringing Young Dr. Freud to your school or library? If you'd like to have an in-class viewing, on-campus screening, or purchase the DVD for your library's collection, please contact Estelle Grosso at EDU@kinolorber.com or call (212) 629-6880 with your request.

Young Dr. Freud may also be available with Public Performance Rights (PPR) and Digital Site Licensing (DSL) for colleges and universities. To purchase the DVD with PPR or DSL, please contact Estelle Grosso at EDU@kinolorber.com or call (212) 629-6880. Click here to learn more at Kino Lorber Edu.

To read more about Kino Lorber Edu's terms of use and ordering information, visit Kino Lorber Edu.

Join the conversation
'@KinoLorber' on Jan. 27 2020 at 11:58pm
RT' @filmboyd': I’ve been recommending Balagov’s BEANPOLE to people exclusively because of its amazing wallpapers/upholstery and so far no on…
'@KinoLorber' on Jan. 27 2020 at 11:57pm
RT' @TheAVClub': A twisted friendship blossoms in the rubble of war in the Cannes award winner Beanpole' https://t.co/tLrGL32tI3'' https://t.co/…'
'@KinoLorber' on Jan. 27 2020 at 11:57pm
RT' @Slant_Magazine': "Kantemir Balagov’s cinematic verve feels like an accomplishment not so much because of his age, but in spite of it." R…
'@KinoLorber' on Jan. 27 2020 at 4:12pm
RT' @KLStudioClassic': Coming April 7th! From the acclaimed director of Destry Rides Again, The Ghost Breakers, The Blue Dahlia & Pillars of…
'@KinoLorber' on Jan. 27 2020 at 3:37pm
RT' @FilmForumNYC': BEANPOLE opens this Wednesday, 1/29.' https://t.co/TGm1tqM2xR'' https://t.co/OS0cncn73F'
'@KinoLorber' on Jan. 27 2020 at 3:35pm
RT' @Slant_Magazine': "Kantemir Balagov depicts pain in blunt terms, but he traces the aftershocks of coping and collapse with delicate subtl…
'@KinoLorber' on Jan. 27 2020 at 3:35pm
RT' @lecinemaclub': “I learned that despite all the hardships and devastation, they were surrounded by bright colors every day.” Read Kantemi…
'@KinoLorber' on Jan. 27 2020 at 3:34pm
RT' @kmendoncafilho': #Bacurau in Sundance. A rather special goody from' @kinolorber'' https://t.co/vBiIJjvkNu'
'@KinoLorber' on Jan. 27 2020 at 12:01pm
"A key early work for both William Wyler and screenwriter Preston Sturges gets a fantastic new transfer from Kino L…' https://t.co/CeSV5seCC4'
'@KinoLorber' on Jan. 27 2020 at 11:26am
Reserve your tickets by 2/3 for our nationwide screenings of' @AfterParkland' and Day of Conversation on 2/12:…' https://t.co/4nKWbPJFxk'
Tweet Now!

Inquiries & Press

General Inquiries

Kino Lorber, Inc.
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018
Tel. (212) 629-6880
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871

Press & Media

For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing dninh@kinolorber.com or calling 212-629-6880.

Educational

Please visit our educational site at www.KinoLorberEDU.com

For assistance with educational orders, please contact us at:

Phone:212-629-6880
Fax: 212-714-0871
Email: edu@kinolorber.com