The screening of Rossellini's film “Le Psychodrame” at the Paris Cinémathèque has been a success:
tickets sold out and great interest for this documentary shot in 1956.
It shows J.L. Moreno with Zerka, Anne Ancelin Schützenberger and Jim Enneis.
The movie has been presented by Jean-Francois Rauger, from Cinémathéque Francaise, and by Sergio Toffetti, from the Archivio Nazionale del Cinema d’impresa, in Ivrea, where the film had been restored with great care. Brice Amouroux from the Institut National de l'Audiovisuel has also taken part of this introduction.
It has been very interesting to hear Claude Lelouch, who was in Roberto Rossellini’s team at the time.
In the audience there were cinephils and psychodramatists; Anne Schützenberger’s daughter, Hélène; our Association’s member Chantal Neve Hanquette, and our President Marco Greco with the treasurer Maria Cristina Sidoni who had identified the documentary,in collaboration with Hélène. We had the pleasure to meet Marie Madeline Nyssens, niece of Pierre Fontaine and one of Anne Schützenberger’s students, who came on purpose from Belgium.
The news on “Le Psychodrame” has been spread by the Italian newscasts and by several newspapers, as this footage is the first one of Roberto Rossellini’s educational documentaries.
This event has been a good opportunity to speak about psychodrama and J.L. Moreno to the large audience.
Living this moment with Anne’s family and friends has been very touching: Moreno came in France and worked with French Television thanks to her and , above all, we have had the chance to visit Anne.
We are feeling very close to her and to Hélène who is lovely taking care of her mother at home in this delicate period.