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Jacques Audiard

By Gemma King

Jacques Audiard
Hardcover

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Book Information

  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 978-1-5261-3300-7
  • Pages: 200
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £80.00
  • Published Date: June 2021
  • BIC Category: The arts / Individual film directors, film-makers, The arts / Film: styles & genres, France, PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / Direction & Production, PERFORMING ARTS / Individual Director, Film Studies
  • Series: French Film Directors Series

Description

Fragile yet powerful, macho yet transgressive, Jacques Audiard's films portray disabled, marginalised or otherwise non-normative bodies in constant states of crisis and transformation. Jacques Audiard is the first book on the cinema of one of the most important French directors working today. It studies his screenwriting background, his collaborative practices and his use of genre motifs alongside his reputation as a celebrated French auteur. Using the motif of border-crossing - both physical and symbolic - the book explores how Audiard's films construct and transcend boundaries of many forms. Focusing on the representation of the physical body, French society and broader transnational contexts, it reveals how Audiard's cinema occupies a space both within and beyond the imaginary of French cinema.

Contents

Introduction
1 Body: physical boundaries (De battre mon cour s'est arrêté, Sur mes lèvres and De rouille et d'os)
2 Society: cultural barriers (Regarde les hommes tomber, Un prophète and Un héros très discret)
3 Globe: national borders (Dheepan and Les Frères Sisters)
Conclusion
Index

Author

Gemma King is Senior Lecturer in French Studies at the Australian National University

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