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Robert Guédiguian

Joseph Mai


This book provides a comprehensive account of Robert Guédiguian’s numerous films since 1980, combining stylistic analyses with historical, political, and generic context. More importantly, it makes the case that Guédiguian’s work represents one of the most discretely original but radical projects of contemporary French cinema: to make politically committed films with friends, predominately in a local space, over a long period of time. The book starts with a consideration of the philosophy of friendship and its relation to politics, relation, difference, time, and space. It concentrates on Guéd ... More

Keywords: Cinema Studies, French Studies, French Cinema, Philosophy of Friendship, Politics of Friendship, Auteur Studies, Local Politics, Performance, Utopianism

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Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780719096471
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719096471.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joseph Mai, author
Clemson University

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