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The butterfly and the class. reflections on dissociative process Monsieur Lazhar (Canada, 2011) by Philippe Falardeau
Author/s:  Giuseppe Riefolo 
Year:  2013 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  7 Pg. 131-137 FullText PDF:  122 KB
DOI:  10.3280/PSOB2013-002011
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The dissociative process is the physiological movement of the infinite configurations of the Self. Traumatic events can block its movement and then only a few, recurrent, traumatic configurations prevail preventing the physiological "collision of subjectivity". In the movie an awkward and, at the same time, wounded teacher, moves the block of the dissociative process of the class and - through the class - also his own block. What gives life to the dissociative process is Lazhar’s contact with ancient and warm configurations of his life and, the class, finally, can recognise that they’ve suffered, but, nevertheless, surviving to a severe violence.
Keywords: Dissociation; Dissociative Process; Trauma; Intersubjectivity; Enactment; Psychoanalysis and Movie.

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Giuseppe Riefolo, The butterfly and the class. reflections on dissociative process Monsieur Lazhar (Canada, 2011) by Philippe Falardeau in "PSICOBIETTIVO" 2/2013, pp. 131-137, DOI:10.3280/PSOB2013-002011


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