Sunday, May 16, 2010

HRFF: The Son's Room

Continuing with the 2010 Hickory Ridge Film Festival, we watched Nanni Moretti's The Son's Room (La stanza del figlio). Despite the depressing subject matter—the death of a son and brother, and the ensuing trauma—the film was ultimately uplifting, and it showed that healing can come in unexpected ways.

As a side note, I was somewhat distracted during the movie by the profession of the father, who works as a psychoanalyst for a colorful group of dysfunctional patients. I couldn't help but think about Psychology 110 and the history of psychiatry and anxiety disorders and the range of current treatment options and medications and the therapist-patient relationship and confidentiality and cognitive behavioral therapy...

...Now back to summer vacation.