After two miscarriages and –in her own words– “losing” her husband, a Brazilian woman goes to Paris to see Jacques Lacan, reputedly “the most controversial psychoanalyst since Freud.”.Read More »
2001-2010DramaPhilosophyPhilosophy on ScreenRichard LedesUSA
1971-1980Benoît JacquotDocumentaryFrancePhilosophy on ScreenTV
In 1973 Benoit Jacquot shot two films on Jacques Lacan, Psychanalyse I and II, broadcast on French television the same year. Les Éditions du Seuil published the text the following year; the English version appeared in 1990 under the imprint of W.W. Norton.Read More »
2001-2010Dez VylenzDocumentaryPhilosophyPhilosophy on ScreenUnited Kingdom
ALAN MOORE -writer, artist and performer- is the world’s most critically acclaimed and widely admired creator of comic books and graphic novels.
In The Mindscape of Alan Moore we see a portrait of the artist as contemporary shaman, someone with the power to transform consciousness by means of manipulating language, symbols and images.
The film leads the audience through Moore’s world with the writer himself as guide, beginning with his childhood background, following the evolution of his career as he transformed the comics medium, through to his immersion in a magical worldview where science, spirituality and society are part of the same universe.Read More »
Corinna Belz2011-2020DocumentaryGermanyPhilosophyPhilosophy on Screen
This documentary explores the life and work of the Austrian novelist, playwright and political activist, Peter Handke. The director managed to meet and stay with Handke in his house in the country side near Paris. Director Corinna Belz also did a portrait on the artist Gerhard Richter.Read More »
2001-2010ArthouseBrazilCao GuimarãesPhilosophyPhilosophy on Screen
A film loosely inspired by the work Catatau, by Paulo Leminski. The poet imagined a historical hypothesis: “And if René Descartes had come to Brazil of Maurício de Nassau?”. Played by João Miguel, the character goes through the tropics, wild and contemporary, under the influence of hallucinogens, investigating issues of geometry and optics in front of a world utterly strange.Read More »
1971-1980ItalyPhilosophyPhilosophy on ScreenRoberto RosselliniTV
A false accusation leads the philosopher Socrates to trial and condemnation in 4th century BC Athens.
It was filmed in Spain with French actors in the principal roles — including Socrates and his wife Xanthippe. These actors spoke French during the shooting and dubbed themselves afterward. It is therefore much more authentic than the Italian dubbing currently available, and reveals a far more intelligent Socrates.Read More »
Philippe Grandrieux1981-1990ExperimentalFrancePhilosophyPhilosophy on Screen
Third part of an experimental television program led by Grandrieux questionning TV flux aesthetic, this film focuses on a single interview with Jean-Louis Schefer who delivers his hypothesis on man-made images of itself.Read More »
King Vidor1971-1980PhilosophyPhilosophy on ScreenUSA
Andrew Wyeth’s letter to Vidor wrote:
“For years I have wanted to write and tell you that I consider your war film The Big Parade the only truly great film ever produced. Over the years I have viewed the film many, many times and [with] each showing the certainty of its greatness deepens…I have always viewed it with awe and must tell you that in many abstract ways it has influenced my paintings.”Read More »
1971-1980DramaItalyPhilosophy on ScreenRoberto Rossellini
Roberto Rosselini directs this fascinating program tracing the life and work of 17th century French mathematician, religious philosopher and physicist Blaise Pascal, who made pioneering contributions to the fields of geometry and probability. The legendary Rosselini created this television film as part of a remarkable series geared toward illuminating the evolution of knowledge and history in Western civilization.Read More »