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In this episode, I discuss Christian Petzold’s 2014 film, “Phoenix,” which is about a woman who survives the Auschwitz death camp, undergoes facial reconstructive surgery, and tries to re-connect with her husband who is the reason she was imprisoned in the first place. This is a masterful film about trauma, survival, and how difficult, even excruciating it is, to rebuild oneself and one’s life.
Full show notes:
- Read Olivia Landry’s “A Body Without a Face: The Disorientation of Trauma in Phoenix (2014) and New Holocaust Cinema” (Film-Philosophy, Vol 21, Issue 2)
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