InScience Film Festival
13, a ludodrama about Walter Benjamin

13, a ludodrama about Walter Benjamin

From 1933 until his suicide in 1940, the German philosopher Walter Benjamin was on the run from the Nazis and lived in exile in Paris. This thirteen-chapter documentary essay explores Benjamin’s personality and wondrous world. We walk in his footsteps through Paris and see how his development slowly destroys him. This non-linear documentary tells the story of a man whose life resonates powerfully with our collective history. Combining archival footage, animated sequences and puppetry, the film paints a picture of the genius that Walter Benjamin was. 

Director
Carlos Ferrand
Country
Canada
Length
77 min
Theme
Science from the Past, Biography, Philosophy, Cultural studies
Type Film
Documentary
Year
2018
Language
French, English
Subtitle
English
Producer
Carlos Ferrand

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