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First published: January 1, 2024 - Last updated: January 1, 2024


Author: Janice Loreck

Title: Provocation in Women's Filmmaking: Authorship and Art Cinema

Subtitle: Authorship and Art Cinema

Place: Edinburgh

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

Year: 2023

Pages: 52-78

ISBN-13: 9781474483490 (hbk.) - Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9781474483513 (PDF) - Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9781474483520 (EPUB) - Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 21st Century | European History: English History, Swedish History | Types: Rape; Representations: Films


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Author: Janice Loreck, School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne -, Google Scholar

Description: »Critics regularly use the term provocateur to describe controversial film directors. Although most individuals who attract this term are men, there is a long and largely unexamined history of female auteurs who shock and unsettle their viewers. Provocation in Women's Filmmaking: Authorship and Art Cinema investigates how women directors participate in the tradition of provocative art cinema. Focusing on the post-millennium films of auteurs such as Lisa Aschan, Catherine Breillat, Jennifer Kent, Isabella Eklö, Lucile Hadžihalilović, Claire Denis, Anna Biller and Athina Rachel Tsangari, this book considers the aesthetics and strategies of women's provocative filmmaking in contemporary cinema. Challenging the gendering of provocation as a hyper-masculine mode of authorship, the book uncovers an enticing and complex array of divisive works by women.« (Source: Edinburgh University Press)

  List of Figures (p. iv)
  Acknowledgements (p. v)
  Introduction (p. 1)
  1. Sexuality and Obscenity: From Catherine Breillat to Lisa Aschan (p. 24)
  2. On Not Looking Away: Rape in the Films of Jennifer Kent and Isabella Eklöf (p. 52)
  3. The Provocations of the Pretty: The Films of Lucile Hadžihalilović (p. 79)
  4. Pursuing Transgression: Claire Denis's Taboo Intimacies (p. 100)
  5. Posing as an Innocent: Irony, Sincerity and Anna Biller (p. 121)
  6. Vaguely Disturbing: Humour in the Films of Athina Rachel Tsanga (p. 143)
  Conclusion (p. 166)
  Filmography (p. 176)
  Bibliography (p. 181)
  Index (p. 197)

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