What can film tell us about enjoyment and sexual difference? Can cinematic fiction be more Real than reality? Fabio Vighi looks at Jacques Lacan's theory of sexuality alongside some of the best-known works of European cinema, including films by Fellini, Truffaut, Antonioni and Bergman.
FABIO VIGHI teaches Italian and European Cinema at Cardiff University, UK. He is author of Le ragioni dell'altro: la formazione intellettuale di Pier Paolo Pasolini (2001), Traumatic Encounters in Italian Film (2005), Zizek Beyond Foucault (2007, with Heiko Feldner) and Did Somebody Say Ideology? On Slavoj Zizek and Consequences (2007, edited with Heiko Feldner).