Groups of adolescents: from images to imaginary; from virtuality to the cinema


We use the language of cinema to reflect on the functions of adolescent groups.
We started from the relation that cinema maintains with the representation differently from virtual environments, allowing as dreaming, a transformative function.
We use cinematographic images to illustrate some of the functions that groups can have in adolescence. In some cases they may reinforce pathological dynamics of confusion, depersonalisation and splitting; in other cases groups may be a valuable source of support in the process of identity formation.

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