Robert Guédiguian

By Joseph Mai

Robert Guédiguian


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Book Information

  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 978-0-7190-9647-1
  • Pages: 168
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £80.00
  • Published Date: March 2017
  • BIC Category: Film and Media, Literature, Film history, theory & criticism, PERFORMING ARTS / Individual Director, PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / Direction & Production, PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / History & Criticism, The arts / Individual film directors, film-makers, The arts / Film theory & criticism
  • Series: French Film Directors Series


Intervening at the crossroads of philosophy, politics, and cinema, this book argues that the career of Robert Guédiguian, director of Marius et Jeannette (1997) and other popular auteurist films, can be read as an original and coherent project: to make a committed, historically-conscious cinema with friends, in a local space, and over a long period of time. Illustrated with comprehensive readings of all of Guédiguian's films.


'With the excellence of his scholarship, his judicious but accessible use of theory, his thorough knowledge of context and his careful eye for detail, Mai has written a book that will be a key reference on the director for years to come.'
Martin O'Shaughnessy, Nottingham Trent University, H-France Review, Vol. 18 (January 2018), No. 24


1. Living with friends
2. Fragile friendships: films of the 1980s
3. Crossing every barrier: the decade of the conte de l'Estaque
4. Themes and variation: films since 2000
5. Conclusion: another cinema - a project in time
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Joseph Mai is Associate Professor of French at Clemson University

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