The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology

The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology
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The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology
United Kingdom, 2012, 134 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: Ireland
Topics: Comedy, Documentary, Political, Woman Director
Program: True Stories
Language: English

Director Sophie Fiennes and philosophical provocateur Slavoj Zizek join forces again to extend the performance piece of their instant classic The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema (2006). This time they use their interpretation of movies to present a compelling cinematic journey into the heart of ideology.

So, who is Slavoj Zizek? Zizek is a Slovenian philosopher, film and psychoanalytic theoretician named by Foreign Policy as one of its 2012 Top 100 Global Thinkers. He is that rare bird, a public intellectual. He’s also just a really funny guy. He often dons costumes and appears on “sets” that are constructed to look like those of the movies that he is discussing. Not too many philosophy professors dress up in a nun’s habit, but there’s Zizek doing just that “in” a scene from The Sound of Music. The clips serve to illustrate the ideas and the ideas illuminate the clips making for a brilliantly creative and endlessly engaging trip to the movies.

“A riveting and often hilarious demonstration of the Slovenian philosopher’s uncanny ability to turn movies inside-out and accepted notions on their head.” Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter

DIRECTOR: Sophie Fiennes
Producer: James Wilson, Martin Rosenbaum, Katie Holly, Sophie Fiennes
Editor: Ethel Shepherd
Screenwriter: Slavoj Zizek
Cinematographer: Remko Schnorr
Music: Magnus Fiennes
Principal Cast: Slavoj Zizek
Filmography: Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow (2010), The Pervert's Guide to Cinema (2006), Hoover Street Revival (2002)
Print Source: Doc & Film -

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