The Odd Illusion of Cinematic Time

You may not always know when you’re being manipulated

Hsiao-kang in Tsai Ming-liang’s What Time is It There? (image from asianmoviepulse.com)

inematic theories of time have existed even before the advent of cinema studies as an academic field.

Henri Bergson’s notion of the durée, for example, questioned Immanuel Kant’s account of how human subjects experience time.