Preview of Irish Film at Cork Film Festival: The Pervert’s Guide To Ideology


The 58th Cork Film Festival (9 – 17 November)

Saturday, The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology

16th November, 10:30

Cork Opera House
Tickets €6.00
136 Minutes

The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology, that once again pairs together philosopher Slavoj Žižek and director Sophie Fiennes after the success of The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema, will screen at this year’s Cork Film Festival.

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 success.

The quirky, genial Žižek employs cleverly chosen clips from a huge variety of movie, 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 that 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.

Click here to Book your Ticket.


JDIFF 2013: Preview – The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology


The 11th Jameson Dublin International Film Festival (14-24 February 2013)

The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology

Sun, 17th February
Light House 1
136 mins

A P Guide / Blinder Films Production for BFI and Film4 with the participation of Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board in association with Rooks Nest Entertainment present The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology.

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.

Director Sophie Fiennes will attend the screening.

Book tickets here or drop into the Festival Hub in Filmbase in Temple Bar.