LIKE AN OPEN SKY – a film by Mariana Otero – 17.1.2015 Birkbeck, LONDON?

Activités des Sociétés et Groupes de la NLS
Activities of the Societies and Groups of the NLS
The London Society

of the New Lacanian School

The Psychoanalytical

Journal of the London Society of the
New Lacanian School 

Birkbeck Institute for Social

and the Department of
Psychosocial Studies 


LIKE AN OPEN SKY (À Ciel Ouvert)

 A film by Mariana Otero

An Open Sky is a documentary about several children at the Courtil – an
institution for psychotic and autistic children in Belgium – their carers and
the psychoanalytic ethos that governs their interactions.

shows with great tact, finesse and curiosity how staff and children live and
work together in a community that respects the children’s individuality by
engaging with each child in ways that are particular to that child alone.
Psychoanalytic interventions are shown to be inventive and subtle, concerned as
they are, with the already existing solutions a child has at its

The screening (French with English subtitles) will
be followed by a discussion with 

Alexandre Stevens (Director
of the Courtil, Psychiatrist, Psychoanalyst, NLS, ECF, WAP) 

Viviane Green (Lecturer
in Psychosocial Studies and Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, APC, BCP)

Lisa Baraitser (Reader
in Psychosocial Studies, Psychotherapist, BACP)

Chaired by Natalie Wulfing (Psychoanalyst,


 17 January 2015 

3pm – 7pm

Birkbeck, Malet St, London WC1E 7HX

Room B20

 Entrance: £10

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