Jacques Rancière

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Courtisane

COURTISANE 2017: HOW DOES IT MEAN? – JACQUES RANCIÈRE AND DISSENT!

by Tara Judah

Courtisane, as a festival, far more than most, creates its fiction with all the skill and care that curation ought. The films are selected – not for their timeliness or premiere status, but for their ability to engage and provoke curiosity – and are shown in the hope of sharing something as simple yet powerful as “notes on cinema”. The notes, with all the hallmarks of great fiction, are quite simply an invitation to inquiry.

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OBSESSIVELY DOUBLE BODY: BRIAN DE PALMA’S SYMMETRY

By Victor Bruno

But let’s get back to the symmetry. How does it come to reality? When do we detect it in his work? The first thing we have to understand is that it is not only visual, but also thematic and spiritual. Like any good filmmaker, he is concerned about bringing ideas into images. I will use two of his films to try to illustrate a little of this idea. The films are Obsession (1976) and Body Double (1984), made almost a decade apart but with common themes and visual logics.

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