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MARCH 2018


The union of psychology and cinema in the construction of characters. Mommy’s case
Mommy | Xavier Dolan | 2014

Cristina Hernández-Carrillo de la Higuera, Francisco Javier Ruíz del Olmo

Becaria de investigación plan propio Universidad de Málaga

Vicedecano de investigación y profesor titular Universidad de Málaga


This study deals with the film Mommy (2014) directed by Xavier Dolan, through an analysis of content, using qualitative techniques, with the purpose of finding how are represented some terms of psychology: the attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity, antisocial and aggressive behaviors, the mother-child relationship, the comorbidity with affective disorders and the stereotypical representation of the psychiatric institution. This study is realised in order to determine if what these thematics transmit corresponds to some extent with reality. The findings show that after the film, there is a great work of documentation at the time of building the characters in a responsable and exhaustive manner.

Key Words: Cinema | psychology | characters | Xavier Dolan | Mommy.

This article is, for the time being, only available in Spanish: La unión de psicología y cine en la construcción de personajes. El caso de Mommy

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