Abstract: Beyond its light, entertaining, and gently comical façade, Pop-Up (written, directed and produced by Stuart McBratney) is in fact an important film which presents us with questions about some of the issues with which its numerous characters struggle in their emotional and interpersonal existences: the search of meaning in life, tolerance of difference, gender stereotypes, how to deal with loneliness and the loss of significant others, how (or even whether) we can ever learn from experience... All issues, these ones, also central to our psychoanalytic theories and therapeutic work.

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