To Desire Differently

Feminism and the French Cinema

Sandy Flitterman-Lewis

Columbia University Press

To Desire Differently

Pub Date: July 1996

ISBN: 9780231104975

384 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $37.00£32.00

To Desire Differently

Feminism and the French Cinema

Sandy Flitterman-Lewis

Columbia University Press

Using biographic, historical, and textual analyses to elaborate an alternative, feminist cinematic tradition, this groundbreaking study presents an exploration of the impact of three French women filmmakers: Germaine Dulac, Marie Epstein, and Agnes Varda.
In this essential study of film and feminism, Flitterman-Lewis uses three major filmmakers to survey ways in which directors have challenged the cinematic assumptions of the patriarchy. Germaine Dulac was concerned with woman's desire, Marie Epstein with defining a female gaze, and Agnes Varda with formulating a feminine discourse.... Excellent. Choice