The Nest – A short psychoanalytic film by Em Cooper

The North American premiere of Em Cooper’s short film The Nest will take place on the 6th and 8th of October 2011 at Vancouver International Film Festival. The film traces the devastating effects of a displacement of trauma through two generations of a family.

Uniquely shot from two points of view, and weaving oil-painted animation with psychological drama, the film touches on numerous psychoanalytic themes in its quest to uncover the source of the pain and deceit buried in one family’s dark history.

Details and tickets are available here: a trailer is available here: and more details about the film and Em Cooper are available here:

Em Cooper is a Royal College of Art graduate and a director and animator who uniquely combines live action with oil painted animation to make films inspired by psychoanalytic subject matter. Em’s films have screened at numerous international festivals and psychoanalytic conferences to critical acclaim.  Her first film Laid Down, which was shot from the point-of-view of a new born baby, opened the European Psychoanalytic Film Festival at BAFTA in London in 2007. Em will be in Vancouver for a few days during the festival – please feel free to get in touch:

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