A film by Sabine Gisiger
74 minutes, documentary, color, English, 2014
Bestselling author and noted scholar Irvin D. Yalom is one of the most influential psychotherapists living today. This cinematic documentary is more than a typical biography: together with Dr. Yalom we embark on an existential journey through the many layers of the human mind, navigating the depths and shallows of our psyche. Along the way we learn about Yalom's groundbreaking work in the development of the field of psychotherapy, and listen as he reveals some of his most fundamental insights and wisdom.
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"Intelligent...feels like a particularly great, inspiriting therapy session." - Film Journal
"A tender homage to the renowned psychiatrist Irvin D. Yalom, Yalom's Cure will appeal to those with an interest in the therapeutic process." - LA Weekly
"The proverb 'physician, heal thyself' comes to mind while watching this fittingly meditative documentary portrait of psychotherapist-professor Irvin D. Yalom that offers a candid glimpse into the bestselling author's private life. The film dispenses an intricate fusion of the past and present that informs our own everyday existence." - Los Angeles Times