Freud's Last Session
WEDS 13 MARCH 7:30PM AEDT
Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Matthew Goode
USA | 2023 | 122 min
London, 1939. On the eve of the Second World War the father of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud (Anthony Hopkins), host Oxford don and committed Christian C.S. Lewis (Matthew Goode) at his Hampstead home for a debate over the existence of God.
Exploring Freud's unique relationship with his lesbian daughter Anna and Lewis' unconventional romance with his best friend's mother, the film interweaves past, present and fantasy, bursting from the confines of Freud's study on a dynamic journey.
Based on Mark St. Germain's play (who also co-authored the screenplay) and directed by Matt Brown (The Man Who Knew Infinity), Hopkins and Goode deliver crafty and moving performances as two of the 20th century’s great minds, whose intellectual sparring demonstrates both men’s formidable strengths and emotional vulnerabilities as the drumbeat of war grows louder in the distance.
“Anthony Hopkins And Matthew Goode Deliver Sterling Performances In Intelligent And Heady Drama.” - Deadline
“Freud’s Last Session offers a welcome bit of brain stimulation.” - Variety
“Director Matthew Brown tells a unique blend of fantasy and reality.” - The Wrap