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Title France on film : reflections on popular French cinema / edited by Lucy Mazdon.

Published London : Wallflower, 2001.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  791.430994 FRAN    AVAILABLE
Physical description viii, 180 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-175) and index.
Contents Jean de Florette, the patrimoine, the rural idyll and the 1980s / Maria Esposito -- Nikita as social fantasy / Alison Smith -- Les visiteurs, a feelgood movie for uncertain times / Anne Jäckel -- Hybridity, space and the right to belong, Maghrebi-French identity at the crossroads in Karim Dridi's Bye-bye / Will Higbee -- Fluidity of gender and sexuality in Gazon maudit / Darren Waldron -- The representation of childhood in Sandrine Veysset's Y aura-t-il de la neige à Noël? / Lyn Thomas -- Space, place and community in Chacun cherche son chat / Lucy Mazdon -- Screening the past, representing resistance in Un Héros très discret / Howard Seal -- Gender trouble in Ma Vie en rose / Lucille Cairns -- Marius et Jeannette, nostalgia and uptopia / Phil Powrie -- Deforming femininity, Catherine Breillat's Romance / Emma Wilson.
Summary Through an analysis of films as diverse as "Jean de Florette, Ma Vie en rose, " and "Nikita, " this collection of new essays is a comprehensive introduction to the concerns and styles that characterize contemporary popular French film. Set within an economic, political, and social context, "France on Film" reconsiders the direction French cinema is taking today, bringing into focus critical questions concerning wide-ranging notions of French culture, identity, and nationhood. Examining questions of popular cinema as opposed to art cinema, this book also seeks to (re)present films that have been widely popular in France and internationally and to thus challenge the traditional art-house view of contemporary French cinema. It also includes a comprehensive filmography and statistics detailing the current state of the French film industry.
Other author Mazdon, Lucy.
Subject Motion pictures -- France.
ISBN 1903364116
1903364086 (paperback)