The Ister

The Ister

Ister

  • David Barison, Daniel Ross
  • Australia
  • 2004, 189 min
Photography: David Barison, Daniel Ross
Editing: David Barison
Sound: David Barison, Daniel Ross
Producer, Co-producer: David Barison, Daniel Ross
Color: Colour
Language: French, German, Romanian, English
Synopsis

Bernard Stiegler, Jean-Luc Nancy and Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe let themselves be loosely inspired by Heidegger’s notes on man’s relationship to technology as elaborated in a lecture on Hölderlin’s hymn The Ister. Their reflections are intercut with industrial still-lifes and traces of wartime history along the banks of the Danube on an upstream journey towards both the source of the river and the source of Heidegger’s tender recitation of Hölderlin’s ode.

Biography

Australian philosopher Daniel Ross is the author of the book Violent Democracy (2004) about forms of violence in contemporary democracy, and the translator of several books by Bernard Stiegler. David Barison studied political philosophy in Melbourne. The Ister is their first and so far only film.

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Festival edition: 2015
Sections: Film and Philosophy
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