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Film Meetings with Psychology – Screening of ‘Monster’ with Discussion

30.04.2024 - 08:54, update 09.05.2024 - 08:47
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The screening of the film Monster (128 min.) takes place on Tuesday, 21 May, at 5 p.m. in the Światowid studio cinema (ul. 3 Maja 7, Katowice). The event is organised as part of the ‘Film Meetings with Psychology’ series.

Monster is a Japanese drama awarded at the 76th Cannes Film Festival with the Award for Best Screenplay and Queer Palm, the Festival’s independent prize. The story is set at a school in a small provincial town in Japan. The story unfolds through the eyes of a mother, teacher and child. ‘The story portrays an incident involving children at a small school in a small regional city in Japan and the small sparks of fire that create a huge rift and divide among the people who live there,’ wrote Kore-eda Hirokazu, the film’s director. ‘It was before the world was turned upside down by the COVID pandemic, but I’m surprised that the story turned out to reflect the rift we now see between people, countries and ethnic groups around the world.’

More information about the film can be found on the website of the Światowid cinema.

The discussion will be led by Agnieszka Skorupa, PhD, from the Institute of Psychology of the University of Silesia in Katowice.

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