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Title: 'Birth: Eternal Grieving of the Spotless Mind'
Author(s): Izod, John
Dovalis, Joanna
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Editor(s): Hauke, Christopher
Hockley, Luke
Citation: Izod J & Dovalis J (2011) 'Birth: Eternal Grieving of the Spotless Mind'. In: Hauke C & Hockley L (eds.) Jung & Film II: The Return. Hove, East Sussex: Taylor & Francis (Routledge), pp. 66-91.
Keywords: Birth
Jonathan Glazer
Nicole Kidman
Lauren Bacall
Grieving in the cinema
Danny Huston
Grief in motion pictures
Reincarnation Drama
Man-woman relationships Drama
Issue Date: 2011
Date Deposited: 19-Jul-2011
Abstract: In Jonathan Glazer’s Birth, Anna, a 35-year-old woman widowed for ten years, is on the point of remarrying. A boy Sean comes to her apartment saying that he is her late husband, who was also called Sean. Anna and her family initially find refuge in polished derision from the ten-year old’s persistent claims. But the boy collapses after she forbids him to see her again, and the shock of it ends for her the safe option of scepticism. Helpless before the dawning realisation that the boy is indeed her late husband reborn, Anna soon obsessively starts planning to elope with him. Now read on...
Rights: John Izod and Joanna Dovalis, 'Birth: Eternal Grieving of the Spotless Mind' in Jung & Film II: The Return, pp. 66 - 91, 2011 by Taylor & Francis (Routledge). The publisher has granted permission for use of this book chapter in this Repository. The chapter was first published in Jung & Film II: The Return by Taylor & Francis (Routledge).

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