About the film
paris, france london, england photographic memory
Release Date: December 15, 1983
|Production Companies||:||Channel 4 Television, ZDF|
|Producers||:||Ken McMullen, Alan Fountain, Eckart Stein|
Through the experiences of two women in Paris and London, Ghost Dance offers an analysis of the complexity of our conceptions of ghosts, memory and the past. The film focuses on the French philosopher Jacques Derrida, who observes, 'I think cinema, when it's not boring, is the art of letting ghosts come back.' He also says that 'memory is the past that has never had the form of the present.'