“The film’s main focus remains on the body as undesirable, non-ideal, open to external aggression and pollution. In typical Polanski fashion, the audience is trapped in an ‘uncomfortable visual space’ where the concept of a stable individual identity is never a matter of choice, but instead constituted by our surroundings and forces well beyond our grasp.”
Author: Ingrid Fernandez
Ingrid Fernandez defended her dissertation for the completion of the Program in Modern Thought and Literature at Stanford University in July 2012. Her interests include bio-politics and bioethics; photography and art history; representation of damaged bodies in literature, art, film and television; and forensic sciences.