La Cérémonie ★★★★½

class struggle being portrayed through methodic structuralism. there is no simple synthesized answer or event that gives way to tragedy, but more an amalgam of tiny symbolic details in the material construction of the film that allows this to flourish as a natural, inevitable conclusion: seeing capitalism as a natural system, in nature’s structure, it is simply fate that gives way to tragedy. not only through the idea of popular and erudite culture, not only through the illiteracy here which is not a problem in a pragmatic way, but a question of belittlement, not only through material privileges, not only through conversational power relations, but through the civic bourgeois manners being given as a holistic system in which morals are absolute and untouchable. well, they are not.

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