Beur and Banlieue Filmmaking in France
By (author) Carrie Tarr
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Reframing Difference by Carrie Tarr
Book DescriptionReframing difference is the first major study of two overlapping strands of contemporary French cinema, cinema beur (films by young directors of Maghrebi immigrant origin) and cinema de banlieue (films set in France's disadvantaged outer-city estates). Carrie Tarr's insightful account draws on a wide range of films, from directors such as Mehdi Charef, Mathieu Kassovitz and Djamel Bensalah. Her analyses compare the work of male and female, majority and minority film-makers, and emphasise the significance of authorship in the representation of gender and ethnicity. Foregrounding such issues as the quest for identity, the negotiation of space and the recourse to memory and history, she argues that these films challenge and reframe the symbolic spaces of French culture, addressing issues of ethnicity and difference which are central to today's debates about what it means to be French. This timely book is essential reading for anyone interested in the relationship between cinema and citizenship in a multicultural society.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780719068775
(234mm x 156mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publish Date: 7-Jul-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Carrie Tarr
Reframing Difference, Hardback (July 2005)
Introduction; 1. Questions of identity in beur cinema: From Le The au harem d'Archimede to Cheb; 2. Beurz in the hood: Le The au harem d'Archimede and Hexagone; 3. Ethnicity and identity in Mathieu Kassovitz's Metisse and La Haine; 4. Beur and banlieue cinema in 1995; 5.
Women, Immigration and Identities in France, Paperback (October 2000)
This volume examines the relationship between gender and immigration within the multi-ethnic society in France, also exploring the wider personal and political issues at stake for women of immigrant origin.
Diane Kurys, Paperback (February 1999)» View all books by Carrie Tarr
This analysis of the cinema of Diane Kurys describes her unsentimental reconstructions of the lives of girls and women in post-war France which established her as a real presence in contemporary French film-making. It traces her career from actress to author-director-producer of her own films.
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Author Biography - Carrie Tarr
Carrie Tarr is a Research Fellow in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Kingston University
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