Sigmund Freud and C.S. Lewis battle over the existence of God on the eve of World Struggle II in Freud’s Final Session.
The primary trailer for the Sony Footage Classics movie starring Anthony Hopkins and Matthew Goode launched on Wednesday, and sees the 2 actors portraying the famed psychologist and writer, respectively.
“Why would you come right here to see me in the event you disagree so passionately with my views?” Hopkins’ Freud asks Goode’s Lewis from throughout his workplace desk.
It’s two days after Hitler has invaded Poland, as German bombs rattle England, Freud — who fled Vienna following Nazi forces’ presence in his homeland — is now visited by the theologian Lewis in London. Not fairly well-known but to the diploma his Chronicles of Narnia collection will carry him, the previous atheist turned Christian has come to confront the “Father of Psychoanalysis.”
The subjects of debate? The gaps between science and faith, religion and logic. But in addition how learning the thoughts may miss the trail of the soul. “You’ve insisted all of your life that the idea of God is ludicrous — conflict between God and Devil,” Goode says, earlier than Hopkins responds. “Sure, however I didn’t say whose facet I used to be on.”
By way of the regularly contentious day-long debate that sees Lewis difficult Freud’s disbelief and Freud difficult Lewis’ fears, alongside Freud dealing with down lethal most cancers, the duo work to see the opposite’s standpoint as Britain enters the second world struggle. “On the core of your being, we’re all cowards earlier than loss of life.”
Primarily based on Mark St. Germain’s play of the identical title, directed by Matthew Brown and co-written by Brown and St. Germain, Freud’s Final Session additionally stars Liv Lisa Fries and Jodi Balfour. The movie hits theaters on Dec. 22.