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Queer cinema in contemporary France

Five directors

By Todd Reeser

Queer cinema in contemporary France
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Book Information

  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 978-1-5261-4106-4
  • Pages: 344
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £80.00
  • Published Date: August 2022
  • BIC Category: Film and Media, Individual film directors, film-makers, PERFORMING ARTS / Individual Director, PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / Direction & Production, French, The arts / Film: styles & genres, The arts / Individual film directors, film-makers
  • Series: French Film Directors Series

Description

Jacques Martineau, Olivier Ducastel, Alain Guiraudie, Sébastien Lifshitz and Céline Sciamma. The films of these five major French directors exemplify queer cinema in the twenty-first century. Comprehensive in scope, Queer cinema in contemporary France traces the development of the meaning of queer across these directors' careers, from their earliest, often unknown films to their later, major films with wide international release. Whether having sex on the beach or kissing in the high school swimming pool, these cinematic characters create or embody forward-looking, open-ended and optimistic forms of queerness and modes of living, loving and desiring. Whether they are white, beur or black, whether they are lesbian, gay, trans* or queer, they open up hetero- and cisnormativity to new ways of being a gendered subject.

Contents

Introduction: queer productions
1 Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau: moving normative structures
2 Alain Guiraudie: queering space, age, relationality
3 Sébastien Lifshitz: documenting movements in time and space
4 Céline Sciamma: the look of queer representation
Filmographies
Index

Author

Todd W. Reeser is Professor of French and Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, USA

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