Korean Philosopher Byung-Chul Han presents Lecture and Film at Batalha

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On April 11, Batalha welcomes Korean philosopher Byung-Chul Han to a lecture and to the national premiere of his film “The Man Who Breaks In,” with free admission.

Byung-Chul Han has a long academic career and a distinguished career as an essayist and dissertator. Recently, he has focused his work on the emotional harms that emerge in the context of the most recent phase of capitalism and the individual consequences of a system that promotes productivity, innovation and growth at any cost.

At Batalha, 7:15 pm, he presents a lecture entitled "Sobre Eros", moderated by Eduarda Neves, curator and professor of theory and criticism of contemporary art. On the same day, at 9:15 pm, the national premiere of the film “The Man Who Breaks In” is presented. Rarely screened, the film was written, directed, filmed and set to music by Byung-Chul Han. Contemplative scenes show two figures in distinct choreographies charged with meaning.

Admission to both sessions is free, upon ticket withdrawal on the same day and with a limitation of two per person.

Byung-Chul Han's lecture is integrated into the cycle of "My Film History", in which Batalha invites several personalities to explain their relationship with different forms of cinema production, through experiences and films that mark the life and even professional practices of each one.

The following session is presented by Vietnamese filmmaker, writer and songwriter Trinh T. Minh-ha on May 9.