Evil and the senses: Philippe Grandrieux's Sombre and La Vie nouvelle
Author: Beugnet, Martine
Source: Studies in French Cinema, Volume 5, Number 3, December 2005 , pp. 175-184(10)
Abstract:Philippe Grandrieuxs Sombre (1999) and La Vie nouvelle (2002) are amongst the recent French releases that have created heated controversies on the grounds of offensiveness and gratuitous shock tactics. The article provides a brief overview of these debates in relation to the release of Grandrieux's films, before looking at the aesthetic achievements of his works, drawing connections with the historical context as well as the development of a cinema of the senses.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: University of Edinburgh.
Publication date: 2005-12-01
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