Le Divan du Monde (The World on a Couch)
SWEN DE PAUW / 2014 / FRANCE / 96 MINUTES / TORONTO PREMIERE / RATING 18A
WATCH THE TRAILER! (only in French)
Sunday November 6 / 12 noon / Workman Theatre (651 Dufferin Street, TTC: Dufferin)
The Strasbourg office of the psychiatrist Georges Federmann is a case for treatment in itself: crammed with books, newspapers and clippings, with barely enough room for doctor and patient to face each other across a paper-strewn desk. But if the space suggests madness, Federmann's method conveys something else. It is ordered, precise and singularly attuned to whomever arrives to unpack their psychic baggage. As a documentary portrait of both an unorthodox psychiatric practice and an unusual man, Swen de Pauw's Le Divan du Monde (World on a Couch) is a verité-styled revelation. No one who has ever experienced treatment or practiced it will fail to be spellbound.
Screening with FEAR by Dawn Dreyer DIRECTOR IN PERSON! WATCH THE TRAILER!
Following the screening, there will a Q&A and discussion about the film featuring Divan du Monde Psychiatrist Georges Federmann (by Skype) and Fear Director Dawn Dreyer.