French Queer Cinema
French Queer Cinema
Edinburgh University Press

French Queer Cinema

  • Publish Date: 2014-04-30
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Nick Rees-Roberts

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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 Franois Ozon, Sbastien Lifshitz, Patrice Chreau, Andr Tchin and Christophe Honor. 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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