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Sigmund Freud was the established genius; Carl Jung the youthful upstart. They began as friends, and ended as bitter enemies.

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Monsieur oyster

5 minutes

The best way to eat an oyster is the way you like it at the moment you crave it

Part of a family with a deep, abiding connection to the sea, the French oyster farmer Joël Dupuch finds joy in every step of the four-year cultivation process, from nurturing the peppercorn-sized newborn oysters, to – bien sûr – tasting the result of his hard work. While each harvest is subject to the unpredictable whims of nature, Dupuch embodies the lessons of working ‘from the sea and through the sea’, finding meaning in both the successes and failures. Featuring breathtaking photography from Arcachon Bay in southwest France, Monsieur Oyster by the French director Douglas Guillot is a sensuous dive into how work and pleasure occasionally intertwine in profoundly satisfying ways.

Director: Douglas Guillot

Creative Director: Sergio Penzo

Production: Panthalassa Content

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Aeon is a registered charity committed to the spread of knowledge and a cosmopolitan worldview. Our mission is to create a sanctuary online for serious thinking.

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