When I say that I know about films, see, I am not really bragging. See, here’s one example. The new David Cronenberg film ‘A Dangerous Method’ starring Viggo Mortensen as Freud, Michael Fassbender as Karl Jung, Keira Knightley as his patient turned lover Sabina Spielrein is making waves. But, nobody seems to remember that there’s another picture on the same theme, on the same subject, a biopic on Spielrein, titled The Soul Keeper (Prendimi l’anima, 2002).
The saw the film some years back at the Pune International Film Festival, and liked it very much, not just the erotic sequence, as revealed by the poster, but, the romanticised portrayal of the subjects in question. But, critics abroad seem to have forgotten the film completely.
More on Sabina Spielrein here.
More on The Soul Keeper here.
More on A Dangerous Method here.