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The Other and I- Existentialist Philosophy

Conceptions of Otherness dominate the philosophy of the 20th Century. A certainly famous example is the absurdist novel “The Stranger,” by Albert Camus. The stranger is a post-Kafkaesque work of fiction, dealing with the akward situation of the individuum in modern society. In the late 60’s Italian auteur Luchino Visconti adapted Camus novel on the screen. We will discuss the differences between the novel and the film.

Screenwriter Petro Bilchenko will give a short lecture on Viscontis position in philosophical filmmaking. Together we will examine how Visconti read this particular novel.

You can watch the film below:


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