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RIDDLES OF THE SPHINX (1977) by Laura Mulvey & Peter Wollen

Curated by Alice Butler
Introduced by writer, lecturer and researcher Maeve Connolly (IADT) 

Made two years after the publication of Laura Mulvey’s Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema, the film represents what she describes as a ‘transfer’ of both her own and Peter Wollen’s theoretical ideas ‘into a visual form’. With spellbinding music from Soft Machine’s Mike Ratledge and adopting techniques like the 360-degree pan to undermine the notion of a single point of view, Riddles of the Sphinx is key to the British avant-garde film movement of the ‘70s and remains a mesmerising, intellectually stimulating piece of work.

6.30pm / Wednesday 30 July 2014
Irish Film Institute - 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin