Video — 1 videodisc (120 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
"Jacques Lacan la psychanalyse réinventée: Psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan, heir to Sigmund Freud and the English school of analysis, was an eloquent interpreter of the transformations of the Western family, the decline of patriarchy, the contradictions of love, the illusions of the French Revolution, and the logic of madness. This documentary was conceivedlike a puzzle, in which the biography of Lacan and the concepts he elaborated are skillfully interlocked. It sheds light on the tragic dimension of this great Freudian thinker. Jacques Lacan parle: For the first and only time, Jacques Lacan consented to be interviewed by a young journalist from the Belgian public broadcasting network, FTBF, because it was a program for the general public. Moreover, uncharacteristically, he gave her permission to film his lecture at the presitious Catholic University of Leuven. This two-part film is a fascinating and spectacular demonstration of the way Jacques Lacan deploys his discourse. He is charming and provacative in front of a large audience, and the next day, during the interview with Françoise Wolff, he reveals another of his innumerable faces."--Container.