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Laurent Cantet

By Martin O'Shaughnessy

Laurent Cantet
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  • ISBN: 9780719091506
  • Publish Date: Jul 2015
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    Laurent Cantet is of one France's leading contemporary directors. In a series of important films, including Human Resources, Time Out, Heading South, The Class and Foxfire, he takes stock of the modern world from the workplace, through the schoolroom and the oppressive small town to the world of international sex tourism. His films drive the hidden forces that weigh on individuals and groups into view but also show characters who are capable of reflection and reaction. If the films make their protagonists rethink their place in the world, they also challenge the positions of the viewer and the director. This is what makes them so worthy of study.

    Combining a fine eye for detail with broad contextual awareness, this book gives an account of all Cantet's works, from the early short films to the major works. Martin O'Shaughnessy is a leading international writer on French cinema, especially in film and politics.

    Reviews

    'O'Shaughnessy's book is nuanced, insightful and an important contribution to the study of contemporary political cinema.'
    Jessica Livingston, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, H-France Review Vol. 17, March 2017

    Contents

    Introduction
    1. A director and his methods
    2. Early applications
    3. The work diptych
    4. Going global, heading south
    5. Between republican walls
    6. Before and after the political
    Conclusion
    Index

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    Martin O'Shaughnessy is Professor of Film Studies at Nottingham Trent University

    Laurent Cantet

    By Martin O'Shaughnessy

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