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Grieving, Therapy, Cinema and Kieslowski's Trois Couleurs:Blanc

Citation
Dovalis J & Izod J (2008) Grieving, Therapy, Cinema and Kieslowski's Trois Couleurs:Blanc. Jung Journal, 2 (3), pp. 39-57. https://doi.org/10.1525/jung.2008.2.3.39

Abstract
This analysis of Kieslowski’s Trois Couleurs: Blanc prioritises Winnicottian theory in accounting for the arrested development of the film’s tepid hero, Karol, and his recourse, in the interests of survival, to a false self. That aspect of the paper complements a Jungian examination of the collective significance of this chameleon figure. Trickster-like and alternating between unctuous ingratiation and bullish exuberance, he finds himself contributing to the massive socio-economic changes sweeping through his native Poland. While the old, downtrodden peasant culture is ceding its rickety hegemonic authority to dubious commercial adventures, the nation teeters on the threshold of entry into a brash European Union. In the confusion does Karol discover of his true self?

Keywords
post-Jungian theory; Winnicottian developmental theory; Polish transitional culture; true and false self; grieving

Journal
Jung Journal: Volume 2, Issue 3

StatusPublished
Author(s)Dovalis, Joanna; Izod, John
Publication date31/12/2008
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/519
PublisherUniversity of California Press
ISSN1934-2039
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