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 Fran s Ozon, Se stien Lifshitz, Patrice Che au, AndrcY e incY nd Christophe Honorc 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.Key Features*Provides a full, up-to-date account of the formation, reception and setting for contemporary queer film and video in France.*Situates cinematic representations of migration, social exclusion and queer sexualities in the context of recent repressive legislation on sex work and immigration.*Covers the work of less well-known directors such as Christophe Honorc Se stien Lifshitz and Gae Morel.
French Queer Cinema
Edinburgh University Press