The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema 1,2,3

… presented by Slavoj Zizek, Slovenian philosopher and psychoanalyst, is simply a gift to all film teachers. In three parts Zizek takes us on a Freudian, but not only, trip through wonderful clips that he comments on from his point of view, turning everything upside down, in a very demanding and inspiring lecture, full of humour with the lecturer ”placed” by the director Sophie Fiennes on a boat near the location of Hitchcock’s ”The Birds”, in the house where ”Psycho” was shot, in the bathroom that Gene Hackmann was in when ”The Conversation” by Coppola was shot and so on.

Indispensable in film teaching and for film lovers in general, because this dvd is so well constructed: It goes in three parts that you can run separately, and within these parts you can find a chapter that will be useful or joyful, or both, for you.

And it is so full of clips from the ones mentioned above, but also David Lynch, Tarkovsky, Bergman, von Trier, Marx Brothers and the one who is better than the rest of them: Charlie Chaplin. Zizek loves films and he really can tell us what he thinks. Buy it!

England/Austria, 2006, director: Sophie Fiennes, 150 mins.

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Tue Steen Müller
Tue Steen Müller

Müller, Tue Steen
Documentary Consultant and Critic, DENMARK

Worked with documentary films for more than 20 years at the Danish Film Board, as press officer, festival representative and film consultant/commissioner. Co-founder of Balticum Film and TV Festival, Filmkontakt Nord, Documentary of the EU and EDN (European Documentary Network).
Awards: 2004 the Danish Roos Prize for his contribution to the Danish and European documentary culture. 2006 an award for promoting Portuguese documentaries. 2014 he received the EDN Award “for an outstanding contribution to the development of the European documentary culture”. 2016 The Cross of the Knight of the Order for Merits to Lithuania. 2019 a Big Stamp at the 15th edition of ZagrebDox. 2021 receipt of the highest state decoration, Order of the Three Stars, Fourth Class, for the significant contribution to the development and promotion of Latvian documentary cinema outside Latvia. In 2022 he received an honorary award at DocsBarcelona’s 25th edition having served as organizer and programmer since the start of the festival.
From 1996 until 2005 he was the first director of EDN (European Documentary Network). From 2006 a freelance consultant and teacher in workshops like Ex Oriente, DocsBarcelona, Archidoc, Documentary Campus, Storydoc, Baltic Sea Forum, Black Sea DocStories, Caucadoc, CinéDOC Tbilisi, Docudays Kiev, Dealing With the Past Sarajevo FF as well as programme consultant for the festivals Magnificent7 in Belgrade, DOCSBarcelona, Verzio Budapest, Message2Man in St. Petersburg and DOKLeipzig. Teaches at the Zelig Documentary School in Bolzano Italy.

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