Cinema Sunset presents Slavoj Zizek


The Pervert’s Guide To Cinema Part I, II & III & an introduction by Margo Onnes
Release: 2006
Runtime: 150 mins
Director: Sophie Fiennes
Presented by: Slavoj Zizek

“Cinema is the ultimate pervert art, it doesn’t give you what you desire, it tells you how to desire”. [S. Zizek, Pervert’s guide to cinema]

In his two-and-a-half-hour lecture, the Slovenian philosopher and psychoanalyst Slavoj Zizek takes us on a journey through more than 40 iconic films. Walking through original locations or recreated sets it seems as if Zizek is addressing us from within the films he discusses. In an excitable manner Zizek talks about Freudian concepts, such as the psyche’s division between ego, superego, Id, the death drive and libido. From David Lynches’ Mulholland Drive to Hitchcock’s Psycho, Zizek shows us through a psychoanalytic lens that the cinematic illusion can tells us more about reality, than reality itself.

Note: In between each part there will be a short break for tea and contemplation.

Practical information:
Tuesday 31.03.09 | The Pervert’s Guide To Cinema Part I, II & III
19:30 | studio 209 | Houtlaan 21 | Rotterdam

Please note: Due to the building it is important to come on time. 

Flickr Photos

%d bloggers like this: