Now Reading:

Freud, Jung... and Keira Knightley hit Venice

world news

Freud, Jung... and Keira Knightley hit Venice


The birth of psychoanalysis may not be an obvious subject for the big screen.

But the Venice Film Festival gave a rapturous red carpet welcome to the cast of the cerebral costume drama ‘A Dangerous Method’.

It stars Michael Fassbender, Viggo Mortensen and Keira Knightley, playing a troubled, highly intelligent real-life patient of Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud.

Canadian director David Cronenberg joked about the casting.

“I would like to just say that I think my cast has a great need of psychoanalysis and it was why I cast them, to sort of introduce them gently to the idea that they needed help, a lot of help,” he told a press conference. “And you can see they are much better people now. Before, they were messes. When I found them, they were neurotic, hopeless, hopeless!”

Cronenberg says the film is about an “intellectual menage à trois.”

‘A Dangerous Method’ is one of 22 productions in the main competition at Venice.

Every story can be told in many ways: see the perspectives from Euronews journalists in our other language teams.

Next Article