Acting-Out Politics

Weblog opens discussion about the psychology of Bushmerican style of behavior.

“Sisters or the Balance of Happiness” at first looks like a film about personal relationships between several characters, but it quickly becomes von Trotta’s research into a fundamental problem of a dangerous disproportion in today’s Western societies between people’s orientation on social exteriority – on “pragmatic” and “instrumental” aspects of life, and dedication to psychological […]

“The Sheltering Sky” (based on Paul Bowles’ novel) depicts the spiritual voyage of a young and intelligent American couple in Northern Africa – with a hope to rejuvenate their love for each other. Life in a country of hunting for achievements and success made their ability for psychological intimacy as thin as a wallet without […]

“Ikiru” is a film about a meaningless life (a life as everyday survival patterned by fun, innocent vanities, etc.) and about its existentially spiritual overcoming. Kanji Watanabe is the Chief of a Section in a large bureaucratic institution established to process the people’s complains and requests about the improvement of their living conditions. Bureaucracy of […]

King-raring As A Case Of Child Abuse

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