Lacan Palestine

Lacan Palestine

Lacan Palestina

  • Mike Hoolboom
  • Canada
  • 2012, 70 min
Script: Mike Hoolboom
Editing: Mike Hoolboom
Sound: Mike Hoolboom
Music: Machinefabriek
Actors, social actors: Moses, Abraham, Isaac, Mike Cartmell
Color: Colour and B&W
Language: English

Fantastical images and semantic collages reveal film as a vital medium of memory. Biblical texts and the metaphor of symbols, Hollywood narratives and literal imagination, a wall of segregation. Like cinematic images emerging from the desert of the consciousness to stimulate our imagination, so too is Palestine searching for its borders and its autonomy. Hoolboom shows Palestine as the setting of a love story without love – with Moses, Abraham, and Jacques Lacan in the main roles.  

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Festival edition: 2012
Sections: Opus bonum
Exhibition format: DigiBeta NTSC
Subtitle languages: No Subtitles


The leitmotif of this year’s edition of the Ji.hlava IDFF will be memory