Francophone Belgian cinema

Steele, J (2019) Francophone Belgian cinema. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh. ISBN 9781474420761

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This book offers an original critical analysis of filmmaking in an oft-neglected ‘national’ and regional cinema. The book draws key distinctions between the local, national, small national, regional and transnational frameworks in both representational and industrial terms. Alongside the Dardenne brothers, this book considers four promising Francophone Belgian filmmakers who have received limited critical attention in academic publications on contemporary European cinema: Joachim Lafosse, Olivier Masset-Depasse, Lucas Belvaux and Bouli Lanners. Exploring these filmmakers’ themes of post-industrialism, paternalism, the fractured nuclear family and spatial dynamics, as well as their work in the more commercial road movie and polar genres, Jamie Steele analyses their stylistic continuities and filiation. This is complemented by an analysis of how the industrial aspects of film production, distribution and exhibition contribute to the creation of both a regional and transnational cinema.

Item Type: Book
Keywords: European cinema, transnational cinema, Wallonia, Belgian cinema, Francophone cinema
Divisions: Bath School of Art, Film and Media
Research Centres and Groups: Centre for Media Research
UoA: Cultural, Communication Studies & Media
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2018 10:42
Last Modified: 16 May 2022 14:09
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