‘Jacques Lacan: La psychanalyse’ 1 & 2 (1974) by Benoît Jacquot | English Subtitles

In "La psychanalyse", a two part documentary, the psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan answers to questions submitted by his son-in-law Jacques-Alain Miller under the direction of Benoit Jacquot. The Office de Radiodiffusion Television Francaise (ORTF, the french public TV) broadcast this program. This documentary and its text became famous because this is the only televisual experience practiced by Lacan.

It would be fair to say that there are few twen­ti­eth cen­tury thinkers who have had such a far-reach­ing influ­ence on sub­sequent intel­lec­tu­al life in the human­it­ies as Jac­ques Lacan. Lacan’s “return to the mean­ing of Freud” pro­foundly changed the insti­tu­tion­al face of the psy­cho­ana­lyt­ic move­ment inter­na­tion­ally. His sem­inars in the 1950s were one of the form­at­ive envir­on­ments of the cur­rency of philo­soph­ic­al ideas that dom­in­ated French let­ters in the 1960s and ’70s, and which has come to be known in the Anglo­phone world as “post-struc­tur­al­ism.”