Realistic Humanism: Luc Dardenne as a Philosopher and Filmmaker

Luc Dardenne is not only a successful filmmaker together with his brother Jean-Pierre. He is also a stimulating philosopher who has reflected on the influence of Emmanuel Levinas on the brothers’ cinematic work. This article shows typical constellations of film and philosophy and focuses on the spec...

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Published in:Journal for religion, film and media
Main Author: Lesch, Walter 1958-
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: [2017]
In:Journal for religion, film and media
Year: 2016, Volume: 2, Issue: 2, Pages: 33-44
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Dardenne, Luc 1954- / Film / Interpersonal relationship / Philosophy
Further subjects:B Moral Philosophy
B Levinas
B Realism
B Aesthetics
B Responsibility
B Humanism
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Summary:Luc Dardenne is not only a successful filmmaker together with his brother Jean-Pierre. He is also a stimulating philosopher who has reflected on the influence of Emmanuel Levinas on the brothers’ cinematic work. This article shows typical constellations of film and philosophy and focuses on the special contribution of a Levinasian perspective on face-to-face encounters, violence and compassion as central topics in the films of the Dardennes. Luc Dardenne has developed his philosophical approach in his diaries and in the essay The Human Affair published in 2012. This text can be used as a key for the understanding of the film The Kid with a Bike from 2011.
ISSN:2617-3697
Contains:Enthalten in: Journal for religion, film and media
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.25364/05.2:2016.2.3