Author : Nick Rees-Roberts
Description: French Queer Cinema reads queer self-representation in contemporary auteur film and experimental video. While advances have been made in the research of queer representations in France, this is the first comprehensive study of the cultural formation and critical reception of contemporary queer film and video. French Queer Cinema addresses the socio-political context informing both queer DIY video and independent gay cinema, including films such as Patrice Ch?reau’s Ceux qui m’aiment prendront le train, Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau’s Dr??le de F?lix, Fran?ois Ozon’s Le Temps qui reste, and Andr? T?chin?’s Les T?moins. Taking up recent Anglo-American research into queer migration, this book also considers gay fantasies of Arab (beur) men, as well as beur self-representation in Europe’s fastest-selling gay DV porn production, Cit?beur. Further chapters address transgender dissent and the effects of AIDS and loss on the formation of gay identities.