This is a collection of rare home movies capturing the last years of Sigmund Freud, the founder of modern psychology. The films were made by Freud’s friend and patient Mark Brunswick, husband of the psychoanalyst Ruth Mack Brunswick, a close associate of Freud’s and narrated by Freud’s youngest daughter Anna, who allowed the footage to be shown only within the psychoanalytic community before her death in 1982.
The first scenes were filmed in 1932 at Freud’s summer home in Pötzleinsdorf, a suburb of Vienna. He is shown with his old friend the archaeologist Emanuel Löwy.
The following sequence was shot between 1934 and 1937 at Freud’s later summer home in Grinzing, now a district of Vienna. It shows Freud relaxing with a book while his wife Martha and her sister Minna Bernays do their sewing.
The clips make for fascinating viewing.
Via Open Culture
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