When depressed cook HaHa chases a runaway dumpling, she finds a parallel world. Inspired by an Japanese fairy tale.
Books by Marie Louise Von Franz
This unknown fact is what Jung calls the Self, which is the psychic totality of an individual….Different fairy tales give average pictures of different phases of (this psychic reality).
–The Interpretation of Fairy Tales by Marie Louise Von Franz.
This fairy tale film inspired by Marie Louise Von Franz is made as part of my gratitude to her and her work.
So excited and humbled by this fantastic depth-psychology analysis of “Dumpling.” Thank you Dr. Joanna Gardner for this article!
“The descent into the depths always seems to precede the ascent.”Carl Jung
Books by Laurens van der Post
“The Bushmen in the Kalahari Desert talk about the two “hungers”. There is the Great Hunger and there is the Little Hunger. The Little Hunger wants food for the belly; but the Great Hunger, the greatest hunger of all, is the hunger for meaning…
There is ultimately only one thing that makes human beings deeply and profoundly bitter, and that is to have thrust upon them a life without meaning.
There is nothing wrong in searching for happiness. But of far more comfort to the soul is something greater than happiness or unhappiness, and that is meaning. Because meaning transfigures all. Once what you are doing has for you meaning, it is irrelevant whether you’re happy or unhappy. You are content – you are not alone in your Spirit – you belong.”
Laurens van der Post