Short/Documentary, dir. Kate Novack
U.S., 2020, 13 min
Written and directed by Novack, the short depicts Sigmund Freud’s sole case study of a female patient re-examined from a modern feminist perspective. Dora: An Analysis of a Case of Hysteria profiled a 17-year-old whose parents sent her to Freud when she accused a family friend of sexual assault. Hysterical Girl also features a reimagined version of Dora — played by Tommy Vines — who shares her story as the film is intercut with Freud’s findings. To see the full roster of films, please go here.
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