Fundraising screening of Michael Haneke’s 2012 film Amour, to raise much needed funds for the Tavistock Clinic Foundation

Fundraising screening of Michael Haneke’s 2012 film Amour, to raise much needed funds for the Tavistock Clinic Foundation. Tickets are for now for sale from<>


Introduced by film critic and broadcaster Mark Kermode
Followed by a panel discussion with film theorist Laura Mulvey and psychoanalyst and author Margot Waddell. The Q&A will focus on love and ageing, and the centrality of memory to identity.

We hope you will come and help support the Tavistock Clinic Foundation.



7pm        Welcome by Louise Lyon, Chair of the Tavistock Clinic Foundation
7.05        Introduction by Mark Kermode
7.15        Amour – running time 127 minutes
9.20        Panel discussion with Mark Kermode, Margot Waddell and Laura Mulvey,
followed by a Q&A with the audience

About the film:

Amour, 2012, written and directed by Michael Haneke
Starring Jean Michel Trintignant, Emanuelle Riva, Isabelle Huppert
Octogenarians Georges and Anne are retired music teachers whose daughter lives abroad with her family. When Anne suffers a stroke and is left paralyzed on one side of her body, the couple’s abiding love for each other is put to the test.
The film won the Palme d’Or in Cannes, the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film and two BAFTAs, for Best Actress and Best Film not in the English Language.

About the Panelists:

Mark Kermode: Film critic for the Observer, co-presenter of Kermode & Mayo’s Film Review on Radio 5 Live, and presenter on The Culture Show, Mark Kermode is the UK’s leading film critic. He has a twice-weekly video blog in which he airs his views on cinema and has written monographs on The Exorcist and The Shawshank Redemption. His books are It’s Only a Movie, The Good, The Bad and The Multiplex, and Hatchet Job, Love Movies, Hate Critics.

Laura Mulvey:  Laura Mulvey is Professor of film and media studies at Birkbeck College. She rose to prominence with Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema (1975), one of the first major feminist essays that helped shift the orientation of film theory towards a psychoanalytic framework. In the seventies and eighties she was an avant-garde filmmaker in collaboration with Peter Wollen, most notably of Riddles of the Sphinx (1977). During the nineties she worked at the BFI. Her most recent book Death 24x a Second: Stillness and the Moving Image (2006), is an exploration of the role new media technologies play in our experience of film.

Margot Waddell: A child and adolescent psychotherapist at the Tavistock Clinic and a psychoanalyst in private practice, Margot Waddell has edited the Tavitock/Karnac book series for the past 15 years. She is the author of several books, most recently Inside Lives: Psychoanalysis and the Growth of the Personality (2002). It tells in the simplest of terms the most complex of stories: the internal development of a person from infancy to old age. In this book Waddell lucidly explores mental and emotional growth, tracing the interplay between internal and external factors that contribute to a person’s character strength and sense of identity.

About the Tavistock Clinic Foundation:
The Tavistock Clinic Foundation is an independent charity with its roots in the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. The Foundation continues to share the fundamental aims of the Trust: to highlight the importance of relationships from the earliest years throughout all our lives, and to stress the profound impact relationships have on our mental health and general well-being.
The Tavistock Clinic Foundation focuses on funding studies that increase understanding of the impact of relationships on human development and those that show the benefits of psychological therapy. It supports innovative approaches to improving mental health and preventing ill-health.
The Foundation remains fully involved in helping the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust to provide services to those in need, and in training high quality therapists for public services throughout the UK and beyond.

The Tavistock Clinic Foundation Registered Charity Number 285080

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