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Author Mayne, Judith.

Title Claire Denis / Judith Mayne
Published Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 167 pages) : illustrations
Series Contemporary film directors
Contemporary film directors.
Contents Seeing others -- Border patrols : Chocolat and No fear, no die -- Strange alchemies : U.S. go home and Nenette and Boni -- Rhythms of the night : I can't sleep and Beau Travail -- Troubles in Paradise : Trouble every day and Friday night -- Interview with Claire Denis
Summary Widely regarded as one of the most innovative and passionate filmmakers working in France today, Claire Denis has continued to make beautiful and challenging films since the 1988 release of her first feature, Chocolat. Judith Mayne's comprehensive study of these films traces Denis's career and discusses her major feature films in rich detail. Born in Paris but having grown up in Africa, Denis explores in her films the legacies of French colonialism and the complex relationships between sexuality, gender, and race. From the adult woman who observes her past as a child in Cameroon to the Lithuanian immigrant who arrives in Paris and watches a serial killer to the disgraced French Foreign Legionnaire attempting to make sense of his past, the subjects of Denis's films continually revisit themes of watching, bearing witness, and making contact, as well as displacement, masculinity, and the migratory subject
Bibliography Filmography: pages 149-153
Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-162) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Denis, Claire -- Criticism and interpretation.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0252096398 (electronic bk.)
1461958407 (electronic bk.)
9780252096396 (electronic bk.)
9781461958406 (electronic bk.)