06/11/2013: Screening: “The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology” by Sophie Fiennes

"The Pervert's Guide to Ideology". Directed by Sophie Fiennes.

“The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology”. Directed by Sophie Fiennes.

“Almost immediately after the release of “The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema”, Slavoj suggested we make “The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology” – and here it is. Ideology is a major theme in Žižek’s body of work. His roots in psychoanalytic thinking produce a new understanding of how our world is structured. It feels like now, 2012, is absolutely the right time to make this film. It has been thrilling and demanding for me to bring these ideas together in a film. Through the examples we use, which range between movies, music, history and current events, ideology emerges as an ever-shifting fantasy-frame shaping all societies. I am grateful to Slavoj for his generosity, trust and of course his phenomenal sense of humour!”

– Director’s Statement: Sophie Fiennes


November 11, 2013
Written by Academy Lectures