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Film Saturday 29 April, 2023 5:00pm

A Dangerous Method (2011) (15)



Writer Christopher Hampton crafts a stunningly elegant and erotically charged period piece depicting the meeting of Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud. With an intense and brave performance by Keira Knightly, director David Cronenberg’s fascinating drama of the birth of psychoanalysis is one of the most unusual and effective films in the body horror maestro’s lauded career.

Sometimes you have to do something unforgivable… just to be able to go on living.

Post-film Q&A with Christopher Hampton and Jack Wightman

FPTS website



“Adapting for the screen, whether it be a novel, a stage play, a biography, a historical event or a newspaper article, presents its own particular problems, perhaps more technical, but in no way less intricate than writing an original screenplay. I’ve spent decades ruminating on these issues, without necessarily having reached any firm conclusions, though I do by now, I suppose, have a few tentative suggestions. I’m delighted at the opportunity to visit Bridport to be able to kick some of these suggestions around.”

- Christopher Hampton

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