Zizek!Astra Taylor

Slavoj Žižek: sociologist, philosopher, psychoanalyst, communist and cultural critic. But also a flamboyant, controversial and eccentric outsider. Director Astra Taylor follows Žižek as he traverses the world - from New York lecture halls to the streets of Buenos Aires - as he passionately expounds different aspects of his thinking. A dazzling introduction to one of the most extraordinary characters in contemporary philosophy.

He wrote on subjects as diverse as Alfred Hitchcock, 9/11, opera, Christianity, Lenin and David Lynch. The Slovenian thinker is second to none and one of the most intrepid cultural philosophers of our time. He talks passionately about the invisible workings of ideologies in his unique mix of Lacanian psychoanalysis, Marxism and critique of pop culture. He's also not afraid to take a critical look at himself, providing sharp commentary on his personality, private life and growing international celebrity. A whirlwind of a film about a special character.

 

In collaboration with KU Leuven.

  


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Focus on Philosophy

Is there a word that conveys a more beautiful ambition than the word philosophy? The desire of wisdom. Philosophy is the comprehensive study of the meaning of the most universal aspects of existence and of the validity of our thinking about them. Forget the cliche of abstract topics for crusty professors. These questions have a real link to our daily lives, now and in the future. Leave it to DOCVILLE to find special documentaries about philosophy that will leave you feeling inspired.



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The screening on 30.03 is followed by Docville Plus: Slavoj Zizek, pseudo philosopher? (in Dutch)

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Directed by Astra Taylor
U.S.
2005 71 min.
English, Slovenian
Subtitles: English


Programme

Focus on Philosophy

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Director

Astra Taylor

Script

Astra Taylor

Production company

The Documentary Campaign

Cinematography

Jesse Epstein , Jesse Erica Epstein , Martina Radwan

Editing

Laura Hanna

Music

Jeremy Barnes

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