Major new study of French Queer Cinema
20 November 2008
A new book by Dr Nick Rees-Roberts in the School of Modern Languages looks at queer representation in mainstream film and experimental video in France.
French Queer Cinema is the first comprehensive study of the cultural formation and critical reception of contemporary queer film and video in the country. It examines the socio-political context of queer DIY video and independent gay cinema, including critically acclaimed films such as Patrice Chéreau’s Ceux qui m’aiment prendront le train, Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau’s Drôle de Félix, François Ozon’s Le Temps qui reste and André Téchiné’s Les Témoins.
The book also studies cinematic representations of migration, social exclusion and queer sexualities in the light of recent legislation on sex work and immigration.
French Queer Cinema is published by Edinburgh University Press.