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A comparative look at Philosophy and Film: Alien, the Odyssey of Monstrosity   Maude Robert and Gwendal Parmentier

29/09/22 - 18:30 - 20:30

A Comparative Look at Philosophy and Film : Alien, le huitième passager, odyssée de la monstruosité  

Maude Robert and Gwendal  ParmentierParmentier 

Thursday, September 29 – 6:30 pm – 18h30 

Champs Libres – Hubert Curien Auditorium
10 cours des Alliés – 35000 Rennes 

Free admission

Alien will be shown at the Arvor Theater on Friday, September 23 as part of the festival’s Long Métrange Nights ., le vendredi 23 septembre, dans le cadre des soirées Long Métrange du festival.  

Like a timeless and comforting port of call, A comparative look brings Philosophy and Film Studies face to face for a speculative session on one of cult film’s successes. Emblematic Space Horror picture, Ridley Scott’s Alien (1979) is decrypted and dissected in 2022.

A few years prior to the release of Blade Runner, Ridley Scott introduces Alien to us, a Science Fiction film whose cinematographic kinship features dread, metaphysics, gore and divine. What is this creature brought back to the space tug? This xenomorph, this strange and perfectly unknown form, this animal machine rooted both organically and mechanically? Be it alien or android, alterity often leads to a long hard look into identity, that which defines our very essence as human beings, as well as that which mercilessly contradicts every last bit of it, that which depicts how seldom humane Humankind is, as well as the role human beings play in the universe and over generations.


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Espace des sciences
10 cours des Alliés
Rennes, 35000 France
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