Mosaic Film “A Dangerous Method?”

Tuesday, December 17

Suffering from hysteria, Sabina Spielrein (Keira Knightley) is hospitalized under the care of Dr. Carl Jung (Michael Fassbender) who has begun using Dr. Sigmund Freud’s (Viggo Mortensen) talking cure with some of his patients. She is highly intelligent, however, and hopes to become a doctor and a psychiatrist in her own right. The married Jung and Spielrein eventually become lovers. Jung and Freud develop an almost father-son relationship with Freud seeing the young Jung as his likely successor as the standard-bearer of his beliefs. A deep rift develops between them when Jung diverges from Freud’s belief that, while psychoanalysis can reveal the cause of psychological problems, it cannot cure the patient.  Released in 2011 and shown at the Jewish Film Festival, it was directed by David Cronenberg. Intelligent and sumptuous to look at, the Movie is an acting tour de force by its leads and is not to be missed.
“An Intellectual Menage-a-trois” The Evening Standard “**** The Independent”           “**** The Guardian”