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Research project: French cinema in Britain since 1930

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The project examines the distribution, exhibition, marketing and reception (critical and commercial) of Francophone film in the UK, and in particular its relationship to British audiences.

The findings of the research are published in two books. Other outputs included an exhibition, and a season of films run in conjunction with Southampton’s Harbour Lights cinema. A related conference took place in Southampton on September 14-16 2007, and looked at the more general subject of Anglo-French Cinematic Relations from 1930 to the present. The project also included a two-day event, The New Wave at 50, organized in conjunction with members of London University’s Screen Studies Group. This international symposium, with panel discussions and keynote speakers, as well as screenings introduced by a range of personalities, featured star Bernadette Lafont and filmmaker Stephen Frears.

Funding:
This project was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

Associated research themes

  • National, transnational and global identities in cinema and television
  • Historical approaches to cinema industries and audiences
'Je t’aime, moi non plus: Franco-British Cinematic Relations', edited by Lucy Mazdon and Catherine Wheatley
Franco-British Cinematic relations

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