Astra Taylor • United States, Canada • 2005
A compelling portrait of an intellectual maverick.
The author of works on subjects as wide-ranging as Alfred Hitchcock, 9/11, opera, Christianity, Lenin and David Lynch, Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek is one of the most important, if not outrageous, cultural theorists working today. As the intrepid thinker crisscrosses the globe—racing from New York City lecture halls, traversing the streets of Buenos Aires, pit-stopping at his home in Ljubljana—Zizek obsessively reveals the invisible workings of ideology through a unique blend of Lacanian psychoanalysis, Marxism and pop culture critique.
Steeped in the energy of its eccentric subject, Žižek! offers a captivating lesson in philosophy and a compelling portrait of an intellectual maverick. Astra Taylor’s first documentary premiered at Toronto and Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival.