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Hysterical Girl
© Rossvack Productions / Abstract Productions
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AUTEUR(S)-RÉALISATEUR(S)

Kate Novack

IMAGE

Andrew Rossi, Bryan Sarkinen

SON

Annie Medlin

MONTAGE

Steven Ross, Joanne Nerenberg

MUSIQUE ORIGINALE

Olivier Manchon, Clare Manchon

PRODUCTION / DIFFUSION

Rossvack Productions, Abstract Productions

ORGANISME(S) DÉTENTEUR(S) ou DÉPOSITAIRE(S)

Submarine Entertainment

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  • États-Unis | 2020 | 13 minutes
  • Un film de Kate Novack

Surnommée "Dora", Ida Bauer était l’une des patientes les plus médiatisées de Sigmund Freud. En confrontant les écrits du psychanalyste sur leurs séances au point de vue d’Ida Bauer, le film articule une déconstruction salutaire de la théorie de l’hystérie féminine.

Sigmund Freud produced only one major case history of a female patient. Hysterical Girl uses a feminist lens to imagine Dora, the name Freud used at the turn of the 20th century to protect his subject’s identity, as a girl today. In the film, she tells her version of events, alongside Freud’s own words. What emerges is a portrait of the corrosive grip that a seemingly archaic theory from the Victorian era still has over thinking and policy around women, sex and consent, even in the era of #MeToo. “Dora” — whose real name was Ida Bauer — was 17 when her parents brought her to therapy after she accused a family friend of sexual assault. “Please,” Dora’s father asked Freud, “bring her to reason.” During the 11-week treatment, Freud chipped away at the case like a detective of the unconscious: why would you keep seeing the man you say assaulted you? Are you out for revenge? Did you send out signals? Did you secretly want it? A century later, the questions that women face haven’t changed much. Hysterical Girl intercuts several decades of archival material — from the cinema of John Hughes and Roman Polanski to the Congressional testimonies of Anita Hill and Christine Blasey Ford — to tease out the ways in which Freud’s theory of hysteria persists into the present day.

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