From: Chris Kennedy (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Apr 02 2009 - 14:02:20 PDT
I don't think "La Region central" qualifies. The only francophone bit is
the title. The landscape is indeed in Quebec, but I'm not sure it really
frenchifies a piece by the very Upper Canadian Michael Snow (locational
fallacy, anyone? :).
Rose Lawder work would be worth looking at. In distinction from Snow,
although she's not FROM France, her work is very much tied to where she
has lived and shot for twenty years or so. But you'd have to make that
> I'm doing research on French (and francophone) films that depict
> landscapes, the natural world, or a strong "sense of place" in
> interesting ways. For example, I'm looking at "JLG/JLG autoportrait en
> décembre" for Godard's use of the Lausanne countryside, short
> documentaries by Jean Painlevé, and Michael Snow's "La Région
> central." Does anyone have any suggestions for films or scholarly
> criticism on the subject? I'm not restricting myself solely to
> experimental works. I'm looking in particular for films available
> online, on VHS, or on DVD, since I don't have access to projectors at
> my school. Thanks!
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