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The point of view of shame: re-viewing female desire in Catherine Breillat's Romance (1999) and Anatomy of Hell (2004)

Gorton, K. (2007) The point of view of shame: re-viewing female desire in Catherine Breillat's Romance (1999) and Anatomy of Hell (2004). Studies in European Cinema, 4 (2). pp. 111-214. ISSN 1741-1548

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Abstract

This article examines the question of woman in contemporary European cinema through an engagement with post-feminist theory and with French film director Catherine Breillat's Romance (1999) and Anatomy of Hell (2004). What comes through recent work within feminist film criticism is a desire to change the conceptual frameworks that have held 'woman' in place over the last thirty years. However, this article suggests that doing so needs to involve a reconsideration of concepts such as 'desire' and 'gaze', instead of moving beyond them. We need to review the way these concepts have been theorised and consider new ways of doing so, particularly through the work of contemporary film makers.

Item Type: Article
Institution: The University of York
Academic Units: The University of York > Theatre, Film & Television (York)
Depositing User: York RAE Import
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2009 11:53
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2009 11:53
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1386/seci.4.2.111_1
Status: Published
Publisher: Intellect Ltd
Identification Number: 10.1386/seci.4.2.111_1
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/7576

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