The Pervert's Guide To Ideology

Director: Sophie Fiennes
136 mins Film4 Archive

The makers of The Pervert's Guide To Cinema return with The Pervert's Guide To Ideology. Philosopher Slavoj Zizek and filmmaker Sophie Fiennes use their interpretation of moving pictures to present a compelling cinematic journey into the heart of ideology – the dreams that shape our collective beliefs and practices.

As with its predecessor, The Pervert's Guide To Ideology is a cinematic thesis drawn from philosopher Slavoj Zizek’s writing. The film proposes that today we are not requested to sacrifice our lives for an ideological cause, but we are nonetheless ideologically interpolated, addressed by social authority, as 'subjects of pleasures'. By examining iconic moments in movie history, and relating them to contemporary and historic events, the film exposes how cinema, as the art of dreams, reveals much about the form and status of the ideologies that drive modern society.