Žižek – The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology

The Verso blog has the news:

After the success of The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema, director Sophie Fiennes and the only philosopher-turned-film-star Slavoj Žižek return with The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology. Tonight marks the premiere of the film at the TIFF, with both Žižek and Fiennes in attendance.

Bringing his unique style and “penetrating insights” to popular and obscure cinema alike, Žižek is at once captivating and clownish, bringing unique knowledge and interpretation- as well as a deep love of cinema- to a host of films.

In this edition, Žižek examines film for a deeper ideological implication, both obvious and undiscovered, and questions these outcomes for our own time.

Through skillful editing, Fiennes weaves Žižek into the narrative and histories of films as diverse as Jaws, The Triumph of Will, Brazil and The Sound of Music.

Not many films can tackle capitalism, consumerism, left-wing radicalism and philosophy among other things. But ones with Žižek certainly can.

The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology premieres Friday September 7th at 6pm at the Toronto International Film Festival. Tickets can be purchased here.

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