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Friday, March 29, 2024 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Psychoanalytic Takes on the Cinema – Life and A Day

Psychoanalytic Takes on the Cinema

Discussion of the film Life and A Day (2016)


Director: Saeed Roustayi

Somaieh, the youngest daughter of an indigent family, is getting married and fear is overwhelming each and every member of the family regarding how to overcome their difficulties after she’s gone.

Discussant: Mehravar Momeni Javid, PhD

Date: March 29th, 2024

Time: 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Via Zoom

Presentation “Forever and a Day” delves into the complex dynamics of
a Tehran family grappling with poverty, addiction, and the emotional turmoil surrounding the youngest daughter Somayeh’s impending marriage. Amidst Mohsen’s battle with drug addiction and Morteza’s entrepreneurial dreams, the family’s struggle for stability and identity unfolds. This narrative not only explores the psychological impact of addiction within a familial context but also the resilience and coping mechanisms employed against a backdrop of societal and personal challenges. Through a psychoanalytic lens, the presentation will examine the interplay between individual trauma, family roles, and the quest for autonomy, highlighting the critical role of understanding and addressing both psychic and material realities in the face of adversity.

Discussant: Dr. Mehravar Javid, earned a PhD in counseling in the prestigious Shahid Chamran University in Iran. She was ranked as the top student and researcher of the country in both degrees. Further, she was a Member of the National Elites Foundation of Iran. Dr. Javid saw patients in a Family Counseling Center, Psychiatric Hospital, and in Private Counseling Centers. She subsequently graduated from the Comprehensive Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at the Tehran Psychoanalytic Institute, which emphasized a Self -Psychology approach. She trained for a Theory Track included Selected Classical literature, Object Relations, Emotional Development and Contemporary Psychoanalysis. Afterwards, by working in various clinics, she has provided psychotherapy to patient with a variety of mental disorders, concerns, and issues such as personal (OCD, GAD, sexual abuse, depression), family, marital and professional. She
has published more than 30 journal papers and written or translated several books. She has experience in film analysis, teaching in University and Tehran Psychoanalytic Institute. Last year, Dr. Javid was a Fellow of the Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis. She is eager to learn more
about Rorschach, other analytical approaches in American context and writing analytical articles.

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Friday, March 29, 2024
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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