Social Screenings: The Pervert's Guide to Ideology (2012)

Film screening and discussion. The event is in English.

Following the same format of it's prequel 'The Pervert's Guide to Cinema', this movie takes the viewer on an exhilarating ride through some of the greatest movies ever made. Serving as presenter and guide, Slavoj Zizek this time puts the emphasis on ideology itself. Through psychoanalysis Zizek explores "the mechanisms that shape what we believe and how we behave".

Žižek appears transplanted into the scenes of various movies, exploring and exposing how they reinforce prevailing ideologies. As the ideologies undergirding cinematic fantasies are revealed, striking associations emerge: from nuns advising following your desires at The Sound of Music to the political dimensions of several movies, the emptiness of Beethoven’s "Ode to Joy", and propaganda epics from Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia all inform Žižek’s psychoanalytic-cinematic argument.

After the screening there will be a group discussion.

Monday, 26 July, 2021 - 18:30 to 21:00