Francophone Belgian Cinema

Francophone Belgian Cinema

by Jamie Steele


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Considers transnational, national and regional concepts within contemporary francophone Belgian cinema. Includes detailed case studies of five key filmmakers to emerge from Belgium and Wallonia: the Dardenne brothers; Joachim Lafosse; Olivier Masset-Depasse; Lucas Belvaux; and Bouli Lanners. Provides a new outlook on European film cultures and cinemas from small nations that share linguistic partners.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781474420761
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication date: 03/01/2019
Series: Traditions in World Cinema Series
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 6.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Jamie Steele is Lecturer in Film and Screen Studies at Bath Spa University, having previously taught at both the University of Exeter and University of Bristol. He has published journal articles and book chapters for edited collections on regional, national and transnational cinema in a francophone Belgian context.

Table of Contents


Introduction: Exploring Nationalisms in Belgium, Brussels and Wallonia

Chapter 1: The (francophone) Belgian film ecosystem: trends in production, distribution and exhibition

Chapter 2: 'No Future': social marginalisation, social precariousness and depictions of Seraing in Le gamin au vélo (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, 2011) and Deux jours, Une nuit (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, 2014)

Chapter 3: 'Stills' and fragmented families: contemplating the private sphere in Joachim Lafosse's Wallonia

Chapter 4: From slag heaps to cliffs: the 'marked' regional landscape in Cages (Olivier Masset-Depasse, 2006)

Chapter 5: The francophone Belgian road movie: Eldorado (Bouli Lanners, 2008) and Ultranova (Bouli Lanners, 2005)

Chapter 6: Lucas Belvaux's return: the thriller genre and heists in Liège


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