Pervert’s Guide to Cinema’s Fiennes and Zizek Reteam for Pervert’s Guide to Ideology

Pervert's Guide to Cinema's Fiennes and Zizek Reteam for Pervert's Guide to Ideology

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Sophie Fiennes has wrapped shooting The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology, her new feature documentary collaboration with philosopher Slavoj Zizek, who has been called both “the closest thing philosophy has to a superstar” and “the undisputed spritz master of cinema studies.” The pair worked together on The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema (2006), which Variety called “a virtuoso marriage of image and thought.”

Ideology explores some heady stuff, using psychoanalysis and cinema to explore the mechanisms that shape what we believe and how we behave.

Fiennes’ latest, Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow, played at Cannes 2010.

A UK-Ireland co-production of P Guide Productions and Blinder Films, Ideology was financed by the BFI Film Fund, Film4, Channel 4 and the Irish Film Board and new UK equity company Rooks Nest Entertainment, with its development funds coming from the UK Film Council funded the development. Fiennes produced with James Wilson, Martin Rosebaum and Katie Holly.

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I know Zizek primarily as the author of “Why Heidegger Made the Right Step in 1933,” which presents his view that “the problem with Hitler was that he was not violent enough.”

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