- Running time136 minutes
- DirectorSophie Fiennes
- CastSlavoj Zizek
Starting from the provocative premise that political and commercial regimes regard us as ‘subjects of pleasure’, controlling us by offering us enjoyment, director Sophie Fiennes and charismatic philosopher Slavoj Žižek repeat the formula of their 2006 collaboration, THE PERVERT’S GUIDE TO CINEMA.
The quirky, genial Žižek employs cleverly chosen clips from a huge variety of movies – including BRAZIL, M*A*S*H, THE SOUND OF MUSIC and BRIEF ENCOUNTER – to illustrate his fascinating monologue, frequently appearing on sets and in costumes which replicate scenes from the films in question. For example, dressed as a chubbier, bearded Travis Bickle, he expounds the darker subtexts of TAXI DRIVER’s plot from within the anti-hero’s grotty apartment.
This entertaining approach helps to ensure that what might otherwise have been a dense, even daunting intellectual challenge is actually an engaging and unexpected delight.
Select a time to book this film
This film is no longer showing.
Get a FACT Membership and SAVE 10%
Member Mondays (all day)
Non Members Adults / Retired / Student £7.00
Non Member Family of 4 £21.00
Member Monday not applicable on a bank holiday.
Tuesday - Friday for shows starting before 5pm
Retired / Student £9
Retired / Student Member £7
Family of 4 £28.00
Tuesday-Friday from 5pm, and all day Saturday and Sunday
Adult Member £9.00
Retired / Student £10.00
Retired / Student Member £8.00
Family of 4 £30.00
*For details about Films clubs rates, Special events and other concessions please view our ticket details page
You may also like
Antonio Campos' acclaimed drama tells the true story of a Florida news reporter who, in 1974, shocke...
Joe Pickett (The Onion) and Nick Prueher (Late Show with David Letterman) are back in Liverpool with...
Get free tickets, plus 10% off tickets, food and drinks at FACT and beyond