We took the opportuniy afforded by Jacques Rancière’s recent visit to Ljubljana, on the occasion of the Slovene translation of his work Aisthesis: Scenes from the Aesthetic Regime of Art (Maska, 2015), to talk to the philosopher about temporality in film, as well as about the tension between narative logic and the string of emotional impressions found both in film and literature. According to Rancière, the fictions structuring our timeline and linking the events in it are not only tools used by filmmakers and novelists; rather, they also coincide with societal divisions. A few years ago, Rancière further expounded on his theses from Film Fables (also available in Slovene under the title Kinematografska pripoved, published by Društvo za širjenje filmske kulture Kino! in 2010), when he published Les écarts du cinéma (La fabrique, 2011) and Béla Tarr, le temps d’après (Capricci, 2011).

The integral (Slovenian) version of this article can be found in the printed KINO!