ALTHUSSER, AN INTELLECTUAL ADVENTURE
Director(s): Bruno OLIVIERO – Writer(s): Adila BENEDJAÏ-ZOU, Bruno OLIVIERO Contact Print page
Documentary based partially on the only filmed interview given by Louis Althusser in 1980 in Rome.
Click here to watch an enthusiastic review by Sonia Devillers on France Inter:
"A remarkable film that paints in sharp brush strokes - albeit too briefly - the intellectual journey of philosopher Louis Althusser. His pupils - first grade philosophers, rare individuals in the media world - Pierre Macherey, Jacques Ranciere, Etienne Balibar came together to tell us how their master made them read Marx, how the history of this seminary affected intellectual life as a whole and shook the foundations of the French Communist Party.
Louis Althusser never left the French Communist Party. His relationship with the party had been quite confrontational and yet obsessive. The only relationship a thinker can entertain with the masses, according to him. However, the philosopher did not want to be active in politics, only to feed its theoretical foundation. Hence his undertaking to re-read "Le Capital" with his students, in the light of Freud, of anthropology and linguistics. Particularly after the publication of the Krushchev report denouncing Stalinist crimes, which plunged the party apparatus and militants into complete uncertainty..."