Critique of Separation

Critique de la séparation

Kritika odloučení

  • Guy Debord
  • France
  • 1961, 17 min
Script: Claude Brabant
Photography: André Mrugalski
Editing: Chantal Delattre
Producer, Co-producer: GTC Joinville
Color: Black and white
Language: French

Images are fragmented from reality like empty hulls, and become filled with false meaning. It is necessary to destroy memory in art, says Debord’s melancholy voiceover. And yet – the photographs of friends’ unconscious body language and above all her face repeatedly emerging from the series of public images give the film a melancholy yearning for lost meaning.


Situationist, director and philosopher Guy Debord is the author of the influential The Society of the Spectacle (1967, film 1973), in which he describes the alienation of everyday life through images. His films consist of fragments of scenes from consumer society.

Photo Gallery

Festival edition: 2015
Sections: Film and Philosophy
Exhibition format: 35 mm
01.11.2015 12:30


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