Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Studying French Cinema$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Sarah Perks, Isabelle Vanderschelden, and Andy Willis

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781906733162

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781906733162.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM LIVERPOOL SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.liverpool.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Liverpool University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in LSO for personal use.date: 12 June 2021

French Documentary Film and a Vision of the World

French Documentary Film and a Vision of the World

Chapter:
(p.153) Chapter Seven: French Documentary Film and a Vision of the World
Source:
Studying French Cinema
Author(s):

Isabelle Vanderschelden

Isabelle Vanderschelden

Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781906733162.003.0008

This chapter addresses French documentary films. After a boom in the 1950s and during the New Wave, only small numbers of documentaries have been produced yearly for the cinema in France, this type of filmmaking becoming increasingly associated with television. Nevertheless, several notable contemporary French film-makers have experimented with the genre, especially during the New Wave, producing influential films which have become classics. Recently, the name of Nicolas Philibert has become associated with documentary films shot primarily for the cinema screen, and his film Être et avoir/To Be and To Have (2002) provides a perspective on recent French cinema developments. The chapter provides a detailed analysis of the film, including its representation of rural France, the transformation of the teacher, parents, and children into characters, and other related society issues.

Keywords:   French documentary films, French New Wave, French cinema, documentary filmmaking, French film-makers, Nicolas Philibert, Être et avoir

Liverpool Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.