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Film Interpretation

Category / Romance

Gosta Berling Saga, Medium Image

The Saga of Gösta Berling, 1924, dir. by Mauritz Stiller

A spiritual being, thrown into the material reality, inevitably becomes traumatized – mutilated.  Similarly to how in Japan they used to bind little girls’ feet, to conform to the notion that the feet of a fashionably attractive woman must be small (rendering an adult Japanese “beauty queen” practically a disabled woman), or how in Burma, […]

La Pianiste, Large Image

La Pianiste, dir. by Michael Haneke, 2001

There’s a certain type of predator whose function is to lure potentially enlightened people away from enlightenment.  The predator, socially deprived of traditional ways to achieve dominance, is motivated by the urge to dominate and will occupy the professional position of authority related to a certain spiritual phenomenon, and will dedicate all its energy to […]