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Crossovers Between the Cinema of Migration and the Cinema of Precarity

Temenuga Trifonova

Temenuga Trifonova is Associate Professor of Cinema and Media Studies at York University in Toronto. She is the author of the monographs Warped Minds: Cinema and Psychopathology (2014) and The Image in French Philosophy (2007), and editor/contributor of the collections Contemporary Visual Culture and the Sublime (2017) and European Film Theory (2008). Trifonova has been a research fellow at Le Studium Centre for Advanced Studies in France (within the framework of the European Union Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions), the Waseda Institute for Advanced Studies in Tokyo, the NYU Center for European and Mediterranean Studies, the American Academy in Rome, the Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of Bologna, the Brown Foundation at the Dora Maar House, and has held artist residencies at the Fondation des Treilles (France) and Pushkinskaya 10 Art Centre, St. Petersburg. She is a published novelist (Tourist, 2018 and Rewrite, 2014) and an award-winning filmmaker Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Figure of the Migrant in Contemporary European Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...The recent proliferation of studies of nationalism and European cinema has not yet been matched by analyses of the importance of class, a gap that Laurent Berlant’s Cruel Optimism (2011), Ewa Mazierska and Lars Kristensen’s Contemporary...

Les Glâneurs et la glâneuse (The Gleaners and I)

Jim Hillier

Jim Hillier, who died in 2014, was Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Film and Television Studies at the University of Reading, UK. He was a pioneer of film education in the UK. His publications include, as co-author, 100 Documentary Films and 100 Film Noirs in the BFI Screen Guides series (2008); American Independent Cinema (2001), The Film Studies Dictionary (2000) and Howard Hawks: American Artist (1996). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Documentary Films : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2009

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...Agnès Varda was a successful photo-journalist and documentary filmmaker (L’Opéra mouffe and Du côté de la côte, both 1958, for example) before making her first full-length fiction feature, Cléo de 5 à 7 (1962). Like her New Wave ‘Left Bank’...

Vagabonde (Sans toit ni loi)

Jason Wood

Jason Wood is a writer, film programmer and filmmaker. He is Artistic Director of Film at HOME, Visiting Professor at MMU and Visiting Professor at University of Salford, UK, and the author of a number of books including The Faber Book of Mexican Cinema (2006), Nick Broomfield: Documenting Icons (2005), 100 Road Movies (BFI 2007) and Talking Movies: Contemporary World Directors in Interview (2006). He contributes to a range of publications including Sight & Sound, The Guardian, Vertigo and Little White Lies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Road Movies : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2007

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...A subtly disturbing portrait of alienation and lost direction, Vagabonde opens with the death of its main character, the perpetual drifter Mona Bergeron (Bonnaire), and proceeds to piece together the events of her life until that fatal...

A Cinema of Abjection?

Thomas Elsaesser

Thomas Elsaesser is Emeritus Professor at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and since 2013 Visiting Professor at Columbia University. European Cinema and Continental Philosophy further develops Elsaesser’s approach to national and auteur cinema begun with Fassbinder’s Germany: History Identity Subject (1996), continued with European Cinema – Face to Face with Hollywood (2005) and given a theoretical turn in Film Theory: An Introduction through the Senses (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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European Cinema and Continental Philosophy : Film as Thought Experiment

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Two films from Cannes Two films that prompted much discussion at the 2016 Cannes Festival were the Palme d’Or winner, Ken Loach’s I, Daniel Blake, and the surprise of the festival...

The Author Never Dies

Pam Cook

PAM COOK is Professor Emerita in Film at the University of Southampton, UK. She is the editor of The Cinema Book (3rd Edition, 2007) and Gainsborough Pictures (BFI, 1997), and the author of Fashioning the Nation: Costume and Identity in British Cinema (1996), the BFI Film Classic on ‘I Know Where I’m Going!; (2002), Screening the Past: Memory and Nostalgia in Cinema (2005), and Baz Luhrmann in the BFI World Directors series (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Cinema Book

British Film Institute, 2007

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...By the mid- to late 1970s, cinematic authorship had undergone radical revision, from a polemical intervention that insisted on the primary role of certain directors in producing style and meaning (seeThe politique des auteurs, p. 390...

Agnès Varda and Ydessa: Engaging Personal and Cultural Histories

On Women’s Films : Across Worlds and Generations

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...In 2004, Agnès Varda created Ydessa, the Bears, and etc. (Ydessa, les ours et etc.), a documentary film on a 2003 art installation by the Toronto-based artist and curator Ydessa Hendeles at the Haus der Kunst, Munich. Ydessa Hendeles ran...

Social Realism and Agnès Varda’s Cinécriture

Isabelle Vanderschelden

Isabelle Vanderschelden is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Languages, Information and Communication at Manchester Metropolitan University. Her main research interest is contemporary French cinema. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Studying French Cinema

Auteur, 2013

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...Sans toit ni loiThe director Agnès Varda celebrated her eightieth birthday in 2008 with the film Les Plages d'Agnès/The Beaches of Agnès (2008), in which she stages herself, combining an original self-portrait with a personal reflection...

Cinéphiles to Cinéastes: France in Transition

Peter Cowie

Peter Cowie began writing about the cinema at Cambridge University in 1960. He has since published more than twenty books, including critical biographies of Bergman, Welles and Coppola. In 1963 he founded the annual International Film Guide, which he edited for forty years. Cowie has also provided commentaries for several DVDs of classic films in the Criterion Collection. He has served on the jury at numerous festivals and is a member of the board of the European Film College. Cowie was International Publishing Director of Variety from 1993 to 2000, and now lives in Switzerland. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Revolution! : The Explosion of World Cinema in the 60s

Faber and Faber, 2004

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...All of us at Cahiers thought of ourselves as future directors. Frequenting ciné-clubs and the Cinémathèque was already a way of thinking cinema and thinking about cinema.‘All of us at Cahiers,’ Tom Milne (ed.), Godard on Godard (London...

Exotic Objects

Elizabeth Ezra

Elizabeth Ezra is Professor of Cinema and Culture at the University of Stirling in Scotland. Major publications include: The Colonial Unconscious (2000); Georges Méliès: The Birth of the Auteur (2000); Jean-Pierre Jeunet (2008); European Cinema (2004); and Transnational Cinema: The Film Reader (2006) as well as numerous contributions to scholarly journals including Screen and Yale French Studies. Current work includes projects on screen tests and on the posthuman in children's literature and cinema. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Cinema of Things : Globalization and the Posthuman Object

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...In the climax of Micmacs, the homeless band hoodwinks the arms dealers into thinking they are in the Middle East, when in fact they have never left the outskirts of Paris. A similar play of distance and proximity is at work...

Forms 1980-present

Michael Witt

Michael Witt is Professor of Cinema and Co-Director of the Centre for Research in Film and Audiovisual Cultures at the University of Roehampton, London, UK. He has published widely on French film history in journals such as Screen, Trafic and New Left Review and co-curated seasons of French experimental cinema, documentary, and the work of Jean-Luc Godard for institutions such as Tate Modern and BFI Southbank. He is the co-editor of For Ever Godard (2004) and Jean-Luc Godard: Documents (2006), and the author of Jean-Luc Godard, Cinema Historian (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The French Cinema Book

British Film Institute, 2018

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...In the late 1980s and 90s developments in French television gave rise to a phase of remarkable growth and renewal in documentary film-making. These decades saw the continuation of many of France’s leading documentarists (e.g. Georges...