The most important film of 2019: masks and mirrors, chaos in the streets. And one individual: an individual as an idea, an idea as an individual. Society’s underbelly about to burst open.
“A fire broke out backstage in a theatre. The clown came out to warn the public; they thought it was a joke and applauded. He repeated it; the acclaim was even greater. I think that’s just how the world will come to an end: to general applause from wits who believe it’s a joke.”
– Søren Kierkegaard – Either/Or Pt.I (1843)
”Fiction is the lie through which we tell the truth”
”Chaos is a ladder”
– Petyr Baelish (Game of Thrones, 2011-2019)
”Introduce a little anarchy, you upset the established order and everything becomes chaos. I’m an agent of chaos. And you know the thing about chaos, Harvey? (…) It’s fair.”
– Joker (Heath Ledger) in The Dark Knight (Christopher Nolan, 2008)