Debord, Guy. Gérard Lebovici présente : In girum imus nocte et consumimur igni.  n.p. [Paris]: Simar Film, n.d. 38.4 x 51.5 cm. White ink on thick black stock.

Original film poster for Debord’s 1978 film In girum imus nocte et consumimur igni (95 min.; black and white) which was released in theaters three years later (1981). The title is borrowed from latin’s longest palindrome, which can be translated as “we turn round and round in the night and are consumed by fire.”

“The film opens with an excoriating attack on the cinema-going public and its world, and on conventional cinema itself. However, the bulk of the film is given over to Debord’s quite personal reflections on his life, loves and times, taking in his early pre-situationist years in the Sant-Germain-des-Prés district of Paris, the Situationist International, and the various European locales in which he lived after the dissolution of the International in 1972” (Ubuweb)

Several film scholars view the deeply autobiographical film as Debord’s most personal production. It was re-released as part of a boxed set of Debord’s complete cinematographic works by Gaumont in November 2005.

Full feature available online at Ubuweb

We locate no OCLC copy

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