This Independent Study examines the ways in which directors of the French New Wave and contemporary "indie" cinema use the figure of the flâneuse and the concept of flânerie in their respective films. Specifically analyzing Agnès Varda's Cléo de 5 Ã 7 (1962), Alain Resnais's Hiroshima mon amour (1959), Sofia Coppola's Lost in Translation (2003), and Cate Shortland's Somersault (2004), this project evaluates themes of female image, identity, movement, and spectatorship that emerge in these “flâneuristic” films.
Corwin, Emily, "The Flâneuse in Film: Female Flânerie in the French New Wave and Contemporary Indie Cinema" (2013). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 443.
Film and Media Studies | French and Francophone Language and Literature | Visual Studies
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis
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