Jay Rosenblatt
United States, 16 min

This film is based on actual psychoanalytic case studies. It focuses on three women who are in enclosed psychological zones that function as both refuge and jail. These women believe that they are sick and they should get treatment in order to start functioning as requested by the dominating male society. Thus the film draws the conflict between rebellion and the desire to conform.

This film is based on actual psychoanalytic case studies. It focuses on three women who are in enclosed psychological zones that function as both refuge and jail. These women believe that they are sick and they should get treatment in order to start functioning as requested by the dominating male society. Thus the film illustrates a conflict between the interior rebellion that these women harbour against the patriarchal rule and their desire to conform. Jay Rosenblatt creates an archeology of the dominant male discourse and ideology while reworking medical educational footage. Women are the chosen victims of an authoritarian approach that destroys desire and creativity. Through the use of found footage Rosenblatt deconstructs language and its power structures. Reshaping the original sound design and the editing of these educational films is like an apprenticeship aimed to develop a new awareness of our desires, bodies and relationships. Deeply political and philosophical, Rosenblatt’s The Claustrum is a revolutionary tool.

Giona A. Nazzaro

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Duration
16 min
Year
2014
Country
United States
Section
Compétition Internationale Courts Métrages
Language
English
Subtitle
French
Production
Jay Rosenblatt
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