The Projections Society: 'Truly, Madly, Deeply'

Event overview

At the 5th floor lecture theatre in The Tavistock Centre

An important early film written and directed by Anthony Minghella, Truly, Madly, Deeply tells the story of a woman who, while struggling with inconsolable grief over the death of her partner, appears to get another chance when he returns as a ghost. The universal phantasy of reunion with the lost, loved object is at the centre of this film. The film was critically successful, winning several awards including a BAFTA award for best original screenplay.

Truly Madly Deeply still


7pm: Welcome and introduction – Shelagh Gough, Chair of The Projections Society

7.05pm: Truly, Madly, Deeply (1990, 1 hour 46 minutes) 

8.50pm: A short response by Andrea Sabbadini and discussion with audience – chaired by Kannan Navaratnem

9.25pm: Farewell and thanks

9.30pm: Close


Andrea Sabbadini is a Fellow of the British Psychoanalytical Society and a psychoanalyst in private practice. He is director of the European Psychoanalytic Film Festival, and chairman of a programme of films and discussions at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA). He is also the author of many publications including two recent books - Moving Images: Psychoanalytic Reflections on Film, and Boundaries and Bridges: Perspectives on Time and Space in Psychoanalysis.

Kannan Navaratnem is a Member of the British Psychoanalytical Society and a psychoanalyst in private practice. He is editor of the Bulletin of the British Psychoanalytical Society and a member of the organising committee of the European Psychoanalytic Film Festival (epff). He teaches at the Institute of Psychoanalysis, the British Psychotherapy Foundation, UCL and the Tavistock, where he is a clinical seminar group leader, supervisor and tutor. He has worked with the Tavistock M1 Film Club since 2010.

We welcome a voluntary donation of £5 at the door, to cover film hire and tokens of appreciation for our speakers.

For more information please contact Shelagh Gough.

The Tavistock Centre, London
6 December 2017 19:00 to 21:00