PROJECTIONS: Sofia Coppola – The Cinema of Loneliness

RECORDING ACCESS - Day course with Mary Wild.

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24 July, 9:00 am - 31 August, 11:30 pm

£25 - £30

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Please note: this 6 hour course with Mary Wild has already taken place, tickets are for recording access only. You will receive your individual access details in the Eventbrite confirmation email, you have access for 14 days. Booking closes at 11.30pm on 31 August 2020.


In a time of global pandemic and quarantine, the films of American director Sofia Coppola feel very apropos, capturing the contemplative mood of loneliness where characters are at a turning point, in a state of uncertainty, as drastic change looms on the horizon. Ambient sound design, muted colour palettes, and pared-down framing depict the emotional textures of her films, masterfully communicating remoteness, ambivalence, indulgence, and solitude. This 3-part webinar is dedicated to Sofia Coppola’s cinematic artistry and unique ability to create liminal spaces in detailed studies of disorientation. We will refer to concepts relating to melancholia, narcissism, feminine subjectivity, and the avoidant personality structure, to psychoanalytically interpret Coppola’s meditative auteurial vision.

“My movies are not about being, but becoming.” Sofia Coppola

Advanced viewing is optional; brief bespoke video montages will be screened

Session 1 – SUSPENSION

The Virgin Suicides (1999) and Lost in Translation (2003)

Session 2 – DECADENCE

Marie Antoinette (2006) and The Bling Ring (2013)

Session 3 – WITHDRAWAL

Somewhere (2010) and The Beguiled (2017)

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 W


24 July, 9:00 am
31 August, 11:30 pm
£25 - £30
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