9781841506623

Open Roads, Closed Borders : The Contemporary French-Language Road Movie

  • ISBN 13:

    9781841506623

  • ISBN 10:

    1841506621

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 05/15/2013
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr

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Summary

This is the first collection of essays about French-language road movies, a particularly rich yet critically neglected cinematic category. These films, the contributors argue, offer important perspectives on contemporary French ideas about national identity, France's former colonies, Europe, and the rest of the world. Taken together, the essays illustrate how travel and road motifs have enabled directors of various national origins and backgrounds to reimagine space and move beyond simple oppositions such as Islam and secularism, local and global, home and away, France and Africa, and East and West.

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