Applying our understanding of archetypes and complexes to the way we see films can enrich our film experiences. Why do we like certain films and not others? Why does a film contain a particular set of symbols and what does this say about the film-maker? Can we view a film in the same way we view dreams or fairy tales?
These and many other questions are at the heart of a Jungian approach to Film Interpretation. In these seminars we will review the core constructs of Analytical Psychology and apply them to a particular film. There is no previous knowledge or experience of Jung that is necessary as we start from the same point – we are attracted by something in a film and we want to discover what that is.
The most recent film interpretation was of Pan’s Labyrinth, given to the Comox Valley Jung Society.