'PROJECTIONS: Andrei Tarkovsky's metaphysical dream zone' Seven week evening course - in partnership with Cygnnet Publishing

11 Jan 2016 – 22 Feb 2016

Regular opening hours

12:00 – 17:00
12:00 – 17:00
12:00 – 17:00
12:00 – 17:00
12:00 – 17:00

Cost of entry

Full course: £110/£80 concessions/Friends of the Freud Museum

A limited number of tickets are available for individual sessions - early booking advised.

Per session: £18/£14 concessions/Friends of the Freud Museum

Freud Museum

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Finchley Road
  • Nearest tube: Finchley Road, 5 min walk from Museum
  • Finchley Road & Frognal , 5 min walk from Museum

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The new PROJECTIONS series by Mary Wild in partnership with Cygnnet Publishing, is a 7-week course dedicated to the exploration of Tarkovsky’s acclaimed filmography, providing a platform for interactive engagement with one of the most influential figures in the history of cinema.


Almost every Tarkovskian frame is hyper-significant and dense with meaning; so psychoanalysis will serve a vital function, facilitating a multitude of interpretations and searching for possibilities in “dream rooms” through which Tarkovsky moved with great ease. Memories, attachment, alienation, identity, nostalgia, conflict, transcendence and the uncanny are some of the concepts that will foster a deeper understanding of the Russian master’s uniquely captivating vision. Through a combination of group discussion and an appreciation of Tarkovsky’s theoretical perspective, we will attempt to reassess and become aware of our unconscious connection to these notoriously challenging works of art – a practice that is not dissimilar to the psychoanalytic tradition itself.


Full filmography (advance viewing is optional, select scenes will be shown during weekly sessions):

Week 1 – Ivan's Childhood (1962): an orphan boy’s experiences during World War II

Week 2 – Andrei Rublev (1966): the life, times and afflictions of 15th-century Russian icon painter

Week 3 – Solaris (1972): mysterious phenomena taking place aboard a space station orbiting a fictional planet

Week 4 – Mirror (1975): dying man remembers his childhood, mother and recent Russian history

Week 5 – Stalker (1979): guide leads two men through the Zone to find a room that grants wishes

Week 6 – Nostalghia (1983): poet travels through Italy researching the life of 18th-century Russian composer

Week 7 – The Sacrifice (1986): middle-aged intellectual bargains with God to stop impending nuclear holocaust

PROJECTIONS is psychoanalysis for film interpretation. PROJECTIONS empowers film spectators to express subjective associations they consider to be meaningful. Expertise in psychoanalytic theory is not necessary - the only prerequisite is the desire to enter and inhabit the imaginary world of film, which is itself a psychoanalytic act. MARY WILD, a Freudian cinephile from Montreal, is the creator of PROJECTIONS.


Book online here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/projections-andrei-tarkovskys-metaphysical-dream-zone-tickets-19094379804

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