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The Films of Claire Denis: Intimacy on the Border

The Films of Claire Denis: Intimacy on the Border

by Marjorie VecchioMarjorie Vecchio


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The films of Claire Denis probe the idea of global citizenship and trace the borderlines of family, desire, nationality and power. Her films, including Chocolat, Beau travail and White Material explore connections between national experience and individual circumstance, visualizing the complications of such dualities. Following a foreword by Wim Wenders, international contributors explore the themes she addresses in her films, such as kinship and landscape, neo-colonialism and New French Extremity. Original interviews with an editor, actor and two composers familiar with Denis's working style and with Denis herself, also reveal fresh facets of this intrepid filmmaker.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781848859548
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 10/30/2014
Series: International Library of the Moving Image
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Marjorie Vecchio is a curator. In 2009 she was selected as the inaugural Fort Foundation Art Scholar-in-Residence at Columbus State University to work on this book.

Table of Contents

Wim Wenders - Forward: 'Klärchen' 
1. Interviews 
2. Martine Beugnet - 'To Let The Image Sing': Conversations with Dickon Hinchliffe and Stuart Staples 
3. Interview with Nelly Quettier, Paris July 2011
4. Interview with Alex Descas, Paris July 2011
5. Interview with Claire Denis, European Graduate School, Saas-Fee, Switzerland Summer 2011 (Trans. Nathalie Le Galloudec) 
6. Relations 
7. La Famille Denis 
8. Reinventing Community, or Non-Relational Relations in Claire Denis's I Can't Sleep 
9. Beyond the Other: Grafting Relations in the films of Claire Denis
10. Global Citizenship 
11. Beyond Post-colonialism? From Chocolat to White Material 
12. Trouble Every Day: The Neo-Colonialists Bite Back
13. Foreignness and Employment: A Study of the Role of Work in the Films of Claire Denis 
14. The Intruder According to Claire Denis (Trans. Anna Moschovakis) 
15. Within Film 
16. Delivering: Claire Denis's Opening Sequences 
17. Rhythms of Relationality: Denis and Dance 
18. That Interrupting Feeling: Interstitial Disjunctions in Claire Denis's L'Intrus 
19. Points of Flight, Lines of Fracture: Claire Denis's Uncanny Landscape 
20. Arthouse/Grindhouse: Claire Denis and the 'New French Extremity' 

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