French Queer Cinema

French Queer Cinema

This theoretically-informed book engages with a number of fault-lines running through queer cultural representation in France including transgender dissent and the effects of AIDS and loss on the formation of queer identities and ...

Author: Nick Rees-Roberts

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748634187

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 167

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French Queer Cinema examines the representation of queer identities and sexualities in contemporary French filmmaking. This groundbreaking volume is the first comprehensive study of the cultural formation and critical reception of contemporary queer film and video in France. French Queer Cinema addresses the emergence of a gay cinema in the French context since the late 1990s, including critical coverage of films by important contemporary directors such as François Ozon, Sébastien Lifshitz, Patrice Chéreau, André Téchiné and Christophe Honoré. Nick Rees-Roberts transposes contemporary Anglo-American Queer Theory to the study of French screen culture, drawing particular attention to issues of race and migration such as problematic fantasies of Arab masculinities in queer cinematic production. This theoretically-informed book engages with a number of fault-lines running through queer cultural representation in France including transgender dissent and the effects of AIDS and loss on the formation of queer identities and sexualities.
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Contemporary French Queer Cinema

Contemporary French Queer Cinema

This thesis examines how recent French queer films may mirror, interrogate and engage with sexual politics in France.

Author: Joanna Knight Smith

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1067187542

Category:

Page: 232

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This thesis examines how recent French queer films may mirror, interrogate and engage with sexual politics in France. The key political changes include the 1999 Pacte Civil de Solidarité legislation and the legalization of same-sex marriage in 2013. The thesis focuses on French queer films which are sexually explicit, including simulated and unsimulated sex acts. Using Michael Warner's The Trouble with Normal and Michel Foucault's conceptions of homosexuality, the thesis suggests that the sexual politics in France ostensibly normalize and desexualize gay and lesbian modes of desire. This thesis ultimately argues that the explicit sex scenes in the films discussed are not gratuitous. Rather they are integral to the director's engagement with contemporary French sexual politics. French queer cinema, as such, remains a key critical lens through which to analyze the global shift towards the legalization of gay marriage and the unpredictable social, sexual, and political implications of normalization.
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New Queer Cinema

New Queer Cinema

Since then, however, French films have indeed appeared and excited interest
and speculation about their directors or actors and actresses.2 Many have found
success in the U.S. market, either in theatrical release or on the lgbt festival circuit
, ...

Author: B. Ruby Rich

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822354284

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 322

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Presenting Rich's new thoughts on the new queer cinema (NQC), this volume also brings together the best of her writing on the NQC.
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Performing Place in French and Italian Queer Documentary Film

Performing Place in French and Italian Queer Documentary Film

entities, there are other circulating dynamics shaping what it means to refer to '
queer cinema'. In terms of ownership, aesthetics, themes, characterization,
locations of filming and distribution, 'queer cinema' points to the instability of
spatial and ...

Author: Oliver Brett

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319967011

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 249

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This book explores the space of queer documentary through the modernist optic of Marcel Proust’s ‘lieu factice’ (artificial place), a perspective that problematizes the location of place in a post-postmodern world with a dispersed sense of the real. The practice of queer documentary in France and Italy, from the beginning of the new millennium onwards, is seen to re-write the coherence of ‘place’ through a range of emerging queer realities. Proposing the post-queer as a way of contending with the spatial dynamics of these contexts, analysis of key texts positions place as mourned, conceded and intersectional. The performance of place as agency is considered through the notional film, the radical archive of documentary, the enactment of politics, queer indeterminacy and a phenomenology of the object, the frame and queer mobility. The central themes of family, gender, dis/location, in/visibility and re/presentation question blind investment in the integrity of being emplaced.
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French and Spanish Queer Film

French and Spanish Queer Film

(eds), The Oral History Reader, 2nd edn, London and New York: Routledge.
Perriam, Chris (2013a), Spanish Queer Cinema, Edinburgh: Edinburgh
University Press. Perriam, Chris (2013b), 'En la ciudad sin límites (Antonio
Hernández, 2002); ...

Author: Chris Perriam

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474413985

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 216

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The book advances the current state of film audience research and of our knowledge of sexuality in transnational contexts by analysing how French LGBTQ films are seen in Spain and Spanish ones in France. It studies films (in various media and platforms) and their reception across four languages (Spanish, French, Catalan, English) and considers and engages with participants from across a range of digital and physical audience locations, with a particular focus on festivals. It examines films that chronicle the local (in portraying national and sub-national identities) and draws on the regional-global (translating and transferring foreign models of non-heterosexual experience). No comparative and crosscutting study with audience research at its heart has yet been undertaken.
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A Companion to Contemporary French Cinema

A Companion to Contemporary French Cinema

One of the ambitions of my volume French Queer Cinema was to articulate the
rhetorical deployment of the terms “gay” and “queer” in the context of
contemporary French cinema through coverage of the work of a number of
established ...

Author: Alistair Fox

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444338997

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 712

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A Companion to Contemporary French Cinema presents a comprehensive collection of original essays addressing all aspects of French cinema from 1990 to the present day. Features original contributions from top film scholars relating to all aspects of contemporary French cinema Includes new research on matters relating to the political economy of contemporary French cinema, developments in cinema policy, audience attendance, and the types, building, and renovation of theaters Utilizes groundbreaking research on cinema beyond the fiction film and the cinema-theater such as documentary, amateur, and digital filmmaking Contains an unusually large range of methodological approaches and perspectives, including those of genre, gender, auteur, industry, economic, star, postcolonial and psychoanalytic studies Includes essays by important French cinema scholars from France, the U.S., and New Zealand, many of whose work is here presented in English for the first time
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Queering Contemporary French Popular Cinema

Queering Contemporary French Popular Cinema

Through its blending of the textual and the empirical, this book provides a unique insight into the ways in which sexuality and gender are represented on the cinema screen, as well as the spectator reactions they elicit.

Author: Darren Waldron

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 1433107074

Category: History

Page: 305

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Queering Contemporary French Popular Cinema combines close film analysis with a small-scale qualitative investigation of audience responses to examine images of queerness in contemporary French popular cinema and their reception. Through its blending of the textual and the empirical, this book provides a unique insight into the ways in which sexuality and gender are represented on the cinema screen, as well as the spectator reactions they elicit. Since the mid-1990s, depictions of lesbians, gay men, and queer forms of sexual desire and identity have shifted to the mainstream of French cinematographic representation - as evidenced by the box-office success of a series of highly commercial comic films, including Gazon maudit (Josiane Balasko, 1995), Pédale douce (Gabriel Aghion, 1996), Le Placard (Francis Véber, 2000), and Chouchou (Merzak Allouache, 2003). Alongside this commercial strand, a series of small-budget alternative comedies and other genre films have also challenged heteronormative conceptualizations of sexuality and gender. Films such as Sitcom (François Ozon, 1998), L'Homme est une femme comme les autres (Jean-Jacques Zilbermann, 1997), Pourquoi pas moi? (Stéphane Giusti, 1999), Drôle de Félix (Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau, 2000), and Les Chansons d'amour (Christophe Honoré, 2007) portray desire as fluid and/or gender as unfixed. With their use of parody and their blending of comedy with the musical, melodrama, romance or road movie, these and other similar films have resonated with a burgeoning viewing public, tired of having to seek queerness in connotation, of appropriating marginal characters in ostensibly straight narratives, and of tragedy and trauma as the principal modes of representation and spectator address.
Categories: History

Spanish Queer Cinema

Spanish Queer Cinema

... by turning to precedents in discussions of British and French queer cinemas for
placing the terms. Engaging in the now conventional struggle with introducing the
word queer into a '“slippery” ménage[s] à trois' such as British Queer Cinema, ...

Author: Chris Perriam

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748665877

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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Since the Catalan government passed the first of Spain's regional governmental laws on same-sex partnership in 1998, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and queer culture in Spain has thrived. Spanish Queer Cinema assesses the impact of this significant cultural expression on Spanish Cinema and evaluates the role LGBTQ film has had in creating and shaping identity and experience. Focusing on films from 1998 to the present day, Chris Perriam skilfully analyses the development of LGBTQ filmmaking and filmwatching in Spain and places this within the wider cultural context. Covering lesbian cinema, gay and queer documentaries and short films, as well as mainstream features, the book investigates how LGBTQ films are distributed and how audiences react to them. It includes discussions of film festivals, cultural centres and social networking sites and it places the filmwatching experience within the context of other cultural activities such as television viewing, reading, surfing, downloading and festival-going. It assesses the importance and impact of Spanish queer cinema on the construction of LGBTQ identities and experiences. An informative and thought-provoking book, Spanish Queer Cinema is an essential read for students and scholars working in the fields of Film Studies, Spanish Studies and Cultural Studies.
Categories: Social Science

French Minority Cinema

French Minority Cinema

Through the prisms of ethnicity, gender, and sexuality, French Minority Cinema explores key questions of identity and social interaction in the context of republican France, across two significant 'minority' cinemas: cinéma de banlieue and ...

Author: Cristina Johnston

Publisher: Brill Rodopi

ISBN: 9042031107

Category: Art

Page: 206

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Through the prisms of ethnicity, gender, and sexuality, French Minority Cinema explores key questions of identity and social interaction in the context of republican France, across two significant 'minority' cinemas: cinéma de banlieue and gay cinema. It offers the first comprehensive parallel study of these two bodies of film and their inter-relations, examining issues of national cinema and identity and the problematic status of minorities within the contemporary Republic. Against a backdrop of political and media debates on the PACS, parity, the affaire du voile and the French principle of laïcité, banlieue youth dissatisfaction, and gay parenting, French Minority Cinema charts the negotiatory discourse that has emerged through, and around, a core corpus of films released over the past two decades. This study will be of interest to scholars and students alike, working in the fields of French, Film, and Gay and Lesbian/Queer Studies.
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Queer 1950s

Queer 1950s

French. Cinema. Andrew. Asibong. 1950s France was not the safest cultural
terrain on which to build queer cinematic images.1The gay men of the 1930s
French cinema glory dayshad beatenasharp retreat back into the celluloid closet.
2 The ...

Author: H. Bauer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137264718

Category: History

Page: 209

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Leading sexuality scholars explore queer lives and cultures in the first full post-war decade through an array of sources and a range of perspectives. Drawing out the particularities of queer cultures from the Finland and New Zealand to the UK and the USA, this collection rethinks preconceptions of the 1950s and pinpoints some of its legacies.
Categories: History

Queer Topographies in Contemporary French Cinema

Queer Topographies in Contemporary French Cinema

Until the 1980s, the history of French cinema was for the most part written without the work of women filmmakers. Despite a recent surge of interest, the works that focus on the films of women filmmakers remain few.

Author: Clemence G. Ozel

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1052783498

Category:

Page: 392

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Until the 1980s, the history of French cinema was for the most part written without the work of women filmmakers. Despite a recent surge of interest, the works that focus on the films of women filmmakers remain few. This project therefore seeks to replace women at the center of French film production by focusing on the films of three directors with very diverse backgrounds. Close readings of the films of Céline Sciamma, Virginie Despentes, and Emilie Jouvet, as well as the consideration of changing modes of film production will shed light onto the existence of a queer space within French film production. This project will therefore pave the way for the study of French films through an original lens, which will disrupt the history of French cinema as well as the very ways in which queer films have been examined. Instead of focusing on the thematic content of the films, this work will demonstrate that their queerness lies in their aesthetics and modes of production. In other words, this project opens up a new space for French film studies, at the center of which is queer.
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The Queer German Cinema

The Queer German Cinema

New Queer Cinema ” resonates with the names of other key youthful movements
, the French New Wave Cinema and the New German Cinema , thereby
suggesting an equally significant revolution in technique and subject matter . But
the ...

Author: Alice A. Kuzniar

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804739951

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 314

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On German homosexual cinema
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Queer Cinema

Queer Cinema

The Film Reader Harry M. Benshoff, Sean Griffin ... Asians , Americans and
Andorians , Russians and Romulans , French and Ferengi , Hispanics and
Hortas , human and non - human men and women . In 25 years , it has also never
shown an openly gay character ( Franklin Hummel , Gaylactic Gazette ) ' Perhaps
someday ...

Author: Harry M. Benshoff

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415319870

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 242

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"Queer Cinema, the Film Reader brings together key writings that use queer theory to explore cinematic sexualities, especially those historically designated as gay, lesbian, bisexual and/or transgendered. The collection examines the relationship between cinematic representations of sexuality and their social, historical and industrial contexts."--BOOK JACKET.
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Contemporary French Cinema 2nd Edition

Contemporary French Cinema  2nd Edition

The distinct pleasures of the film thus lie not so much in the uneasy juxtaposition
of camp farce and comedy thriller , but in the interrogation of the sexual typing
within these genres . Gay cinema in France Neither Blier nor Molinaro is a gay ...

Author: Guy Austin

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015078797175

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 254

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Tracing the history of contemporary French cinema, Guy Austin addresses key issues in French films such as national identity, representations of sexuality and the new realism.
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Fifty Contemporary Film Directors

Fifty Contemporary Film Directors

James M. Moran (1996), 'Gregg Araki: Queer Film-maker for a Queer Generation',
Film Quarterly, Vol 50 No 1 (October), ... LUC BESSON By Rosanna Maule As
successful at the box office as he is unpopular with French and international film
 ...

Author: Yvonne Tasker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136919466

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 496

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This book provides an accessible overview of each director’s contribution to cinema, incorporating a discussion of their career, major works and impact.
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Queer Cinema in Europe

Queer Cinema in Europe

A collection of insightful essays that explore, for the first time, the questions and conflicts of gender, sexuality and spectatorship in contemporary European cinema.

Author: Robin Griffiths

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781841500799

Category: Drama

Page: 227

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A collection of insightful essays that explore, for the first time, the questions and conflicts of gender, sexuality and spectatorship in contemporary European cinema. Contributors discuss the shifting deployments of lesbian, gay and queer representation to re-define and deconstruct notions of national identity and culture from within a unique and diverse European context. A number of films, directors and genres are explored for their relevance to new understandings of queer desire in the new millennium.
Categories: Drama

Queer Theory and the Jewish Question

Queer Theory and the Jewish Question

“Fascists on Film: The Brasillach and Bardèche Histoire du cinéma.” Fascism,
Aesthetics, and Culture, 164–78. Ed. Richard J. Golsan. Hanover: UP of New
England, 1992. Greene, Naomi. “La vie en rose: Images of the Occupation in
French ...

Author: Daniel Boyarin

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231508957

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 464

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The essays in this volume boldly map the historically resonant intersections between Jewishness and queerness, between homophobia and anti-Semitism, and between queer theory and theorizations of Jewishness. With important essays by such well-known figures in queer and gender studies as Judith Butler, Daniel Boyarin, Marjorie Garber, Michael Moon, and Eve Sedgwick, this book is not so much interested in revealing—outing—"queer Jews" as it is in exploring the complex social arrangements and processes through which modern Jewish and homosexual identities emerged as traces of each other during the last two hundred years.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Queer Enchantments

Queer Enchantments

Queer Enchantments 1 I'm trying to create a world in my films. —Jacques Demy
Perhaps less known today than his wife Agnès Varda, Jacques Demy has always
held a tenuous place among directors of the French New Wave.1 To the ...

Author: Anne E. Duggan

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814338544

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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To the uninitiated, the films of French New Wave director Jacques Demy can seem strange and even laughable, with their gaudy color schemes and sung dialogue. Yet since the late 1990s, a generation of queer filmmakers in France have found new inspiration in Demy's cinema. In this volume, author Anne E. Duggan examines Jacques Demy's queer sensibility in connection with another understudied characteristic of his oeuvre: his recurrent use of the fairy tale. In Queer Enchantments: Gender, Sexuality, and Class in the Fairy-Tale Cinema of Jacques Demy, Duggan demonstrates that Demy uses fairy-tale devices to explore and expand the identity categories of his characters, while he broadens the possibilities of the genre of the fairy tale through his cinematic revisions. In each chapter, Duggan examines how Demy strategically unfolds, challenges, and teases out the subversive qualities of fairy-tale paradigms. In chapter 1, Duggan reads Demy's Lola and The Umbrellas of Cherbourg through the lens of "Cinderella" and "Sleeping Beauty," while in chapter 2, she explores Demy's revision of Charles Perrault's "Donkey Skin" from the particular angle of gay aesthetics. In chapter 3, Duggan situates Demy's rendition of The Pied Piper in relation to a specifically Franco-American tradition of the legend, which thus far has not received critical attention. Finally, in Chapter 4, she examines the ways in which Demy's Lady Oscar represents the undoing of the figure of the maiden warrior. An epilogue reads Demy's fairy-tale cinema as exemplary of the postmodern tale. Duggan shows that Demy's cinema heightens the inherent tensions and troubles that were already present in fairy-tale texts and uses them to illustrate both the constraints and utopian possibilities of the fairy tale. Both film and fairy-tale studies scholars will enjoy Duggan's fresh look at the distinctive cinema of Jacques Demy.
Categories: Social Science

Phenomenology and the Future of Film

Phenomenology and the Future of Film

Rethinking Subjectivity Beyond French Cinema J. Chamarette ... within a
numberoffilm discourses, most particularly thoseof exile, postHolocaust
survivaland postmemory, feminist and queer cinema, experimental and
avantgarde cinema.2 It is ...

Author: J. Chamarette

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137283740

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 271

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Using hybrid phenomenological approaches to film, this book focuses on how moving images are 'experienced' and 'encountered' as well as 'read' and 'viewed'. Its close engagements with films and installations by four contemporary French filmmakers explore the limits and possibilities of 'cinematic' subjectivity.
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Gender and French Cinema

Gender and French Cinema

15Identification and Female Friendship in Contemporary French Film Emma
Wilson Introduction In The Bell Jar , Sylvia ... friendship movie through the 1990s ,
in the light precisely of the new queer cinema of which Troche ' s film is a part .

Author: Alex Hughes

Publisher: Berg Pub Limited

ISBN: STANFORD:36105025766853

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 294

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Bringing together original essays by French, British and American scholars, this collection explores the key role of gender and sexual politics in 20th-century French cinema.
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