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André Téchiné
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André Téchiné

Bill Marshall

Abstract

This is a full-length monograph about one of France's most important contemporary filmmakers, perhaps best known in the English-speaking world for his award-winning Les Roseaux sauvages/Wild Reeds of 1994. It locates André Téchiné within historical and cultural contexts that include the Algerian War, May 1968 and contemporary globalisation, and the influence of Roland Barthes, Bertolt Brecht, Ingmar Bergman, William Faulkner and the cinematic French New Wave. The originality of his sixteen feature films lies in his subtle exploration of sexuality and national identity as he challenges expectat ... More

Keywords: filmmakers, Les Roseaux sauvages, Wild Reeds, André Téchiné, Algerian War, May 1968, globalisation, Roland Barthes, Bertolt Brecht, Ingmar Bergman

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780719058318
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719058318.001.0001

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Bill Marshall, author

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