Narration and representation. Notes on the vision of a perfect Short film. Passing hearts by johan brisinger

Author/s Giorgio Villa
Publishing Year 2014 Issue 2014/2 Language Italian
Pages 8 P. 157-164 File size 534 KB
DOI 10.3280/PSOB2014-002011
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The short film Passing Hearts by J. Brisinger (Sve. 2012) exemplifies perfectly the development of narration as in just fifteen minutes it strikes at the heart of the viewer. In fact in the first moments it creates an expectation, outlines a development (trip) and returns all the puzzle pieces in the wonderful ending. Passing Hearts is an excinting short film that drives the viewer to take part in the process of developing the painful condition of human finitude of the protagonist. Daniel’s journey, in search of the boy’s parents who gave him a heart, becomes a metaphor for the possibility of contact between human beings, where the body, with its sortcomings and limitations, becomes the means through which contact their own and other’s individuality. The theme chosen is psychologically and philosophically significant because it affects the emergence of the Shadow which takes the form of the double, of the elaboration of mourning and of our common human frailty.

Keywords: Narrative Development; Trip; Shadow’s Shapes; Elaboration of Mourning.

  1. Il tema dell’Ombra è un vero e proprio leitmotiv junghiano ed è rintracciabile soprattutto in:
  2. Jung C.G. (1912-1952) Trasformazioni e simboli della libido, op. vol. V, Bollati Boringhieri, Torino, 1965 Jung C.G. (1921) Tipi psicologici, op. vol. VI, Bollati Boringhieri, Torino, 1969 Fondamentale è, soprattutto, il testo:
  3. Trevi M.: “Ombra, metafora, simbolo” scritto nel 1981 e pubblicato in Le figure dell’Ombra a cura di Silvana Sinisi, Officina, Roma, 1982, pp. 111-142. Tale testo è stato, successivamente, rivisto dall’Autore e pubblicato, con lo stesso titolo, nel volume collettanei dal titolo Il Male, Raffaello Cortina, Milano, 2000, pp. 101-132

Giorgio Villa, Narrazione e rappresentazione. Appunti intorno alla visione di un cortometraggio perfetto. Passing hearts di johan brisinger in "PSICOBIETTIVO" 2/2014, pp 157-164, DOI: 10.3280/PSOB2014-002011