The family body in exile. Ritual value of everyday life


Exile constitutes a risk factor that is magnified when a subject or family is especially vulnerable, and the extreme conditions under which people have emigrated in recent years heightens this vulnerability. The author considers situations in which not only one family member demonstrates malaise at the psychic or somatic level, but where strong distress is expressed by everyone, both parents and children. The transcultural clinic, whether it operates in a social, psychological or healthcare field, requires tools in order to recognise, Read more


Psychoanalytical considerations on Ingmar Bergman’s “Cries and Whispers”


The Author rereads Ingmar Bergman’s film “Cries and Whispers” not only as a representation of the process of emotions and thoughts revolving around dying, but also as a potentially transformational experience for the audience’s self that generates a profound change in how they interpret death. Psychoanalytical considerations on the film, juxtaposed with Heidegger’s concept of “being-toward- death”, comments from film critics, and reference to Ginette Raimbault’s experience of the clinical aspects of chronic and terminal Read more