Introducing “Freud: More Alive Than Dead,” the documentary film that will take you on a wild ride through the life and work of Sigmund Freud, the man who revolutionized our understanding of the human mind and is often referred to as the “Father of Modern Psychology.”
In “More Alive Than Dead”, renowned experts on Freud, animators, comics, and musicians explore the lasting and massive influence of Freudian thought on our culture and answer the question: Can “More Alive Than Dead” end the 100 years of the “Freud Wars”?
If you’ve ever heard of the concept of the unconscious or the idea that our early childhood experiences shape our adult behavior, then you have Freud to thank. Millions of people have also benefited from psychoanalysis, the therapeutic technique introduced by Freud. “More Alive Than Dead” delves deep into Freud’s ideas, including the role of the Ego and Super-Ego in the unconscious mind and how they can cause internal turmoil when they are in conflict.
Many Freudian concepts are explored in the film, including the Oedipus complex, the Elektra complex, fixation, libido, repression, transference, and defense mechanisms. These concepts have had a significant impact on most aspects of modern society, from psychology and therapy to philosophy, the arts, literature, fashion, politics, education, marketing, advertising, sports, and culture in the broadest possible term.
“More Alive Than Dead” doesn’t stop there – it also delves into the intersections of Freud’s ideas with feminism and the LGBTQ+ community. And if you’re a fan of humor, you’ll be pleased to know that “More Alive Than Dead” includes a discussion of Freud’s book “Jokes and Their Relation to the Unconscious” and features participation from actor and comedian Stephen Tobolowsky.
In addition to its informative and thought-provoking content, “More Alive Than Dead” also boasts a strong artistic facet, featuring fun animations, powerful artistic experiences, and unconventional content. With a lineup of well-established and well-known scholars, including Michel Onfray, who is one of the most vocal opponents of Freudian thought, this film is a must-see for anyone interested in the human psyche.
If you’re still on the fence about whether to see the film, maybe it’s your defense mechanism: a psychological strategy we use to protect ourselves from uncomfortable thoughts or feelings. In that case, make sure to remember the words of Woody Allen: “I’m not afraid of death. I just don’t want to be there when it happens.” Or the wise words of Lenny Bruce: “Psychoanalysis is where you go when you don’t want to face the fact that you’re crazy.”
Whatever the case may be, don’t miss out on this journey through the mind – grab your tickets to “More Alive Than Dead”