The Pervert's Guide to Ideology


Slavoj Zizek & directed by Sophie Fiennes



Cultural theorist superstar Slavoj Zizek re-teams with director Sophie Fiennes (The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema) for another wildly entertaining romp through the crossroads of cinema and philosophy. With infectious zeal and a voracious appetite for popular culture, Zizek literally goes inside some truly epochal movies, all the better to explore and expose how they reinforce prevailing ideologies. As the ideology that undergirds our cinematic fantasies is revealed, striking associations emerge: What hidden Catholic teachings lurk at the heart of The Sound of Music? What are the fascist political dimensions of Jaws? Taxi Driver, Zabriskie Point, The Searchers, The Dark Knight, John Carpenter’s They Live (“one of the forgotten masterpieces of the Hollywood Left”), Titanic, Kinder Eggs, verité news footage, Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” and propaganda epics from Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia all inform Zizek’s stimulating, provocative and often hilarious psychoanalytic-cinematic rant.
(Text: Zeitgeist Films)

Sophie Fiennes | UK/IR 2013 | 136 min | OV

Free entry, capacity for an audience of 100.


Written and presented by Slavoj Žižek
Directed by Sophie Fiennes
Produced by Martin Rosenbaum, James Wilson and Katie Holly
Director of Photography Remko Schnorr
Production Designer Lucy Van Lonkhuyzen
Costume Designer Debbie Millington
Film Editor Ethel Shepherd
Sound Designer Steve Fanagan
Composer Magnus Fiennes
A Production of P Guide and Blinder Films with The Irish Film Board, Film4, British Film Institute Film Fund and Rooks Nest Entertainment
Distributor Blinder Films