Jungian Film Interpretation : Del Toro’s “Pan’s Labyrinth”

In this lecture we’ll watch the movie “Pan’s Labyrinth” first. Then I will give an overview of core concepts involved in a Jungian approach to film interpretation with particular emphasis on the difference between a symbol and a sign, and the nature of psychic reality in fairy tales and film. Once this work is completed, I will lead a group discussion into the film, demonstrating the link between the archetypal images or symbols del Toro uses, and their relationship to our notion of the psyche.

University of Victoria Student Psychoanalytic Society

University of Victoria

Venue: SUB A1038

Times: 19:00 – 22:00