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French-language Road Cinema – Borders, Diasporas, Migration and 'New Europe' - Edinburgh Scholarship Online
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French-language Road Cinema: Borders, Diasporas, Migration and 'New Europe'

Michael Gott


Over the past two decades road cinema has become an increasingly popular form of expression for European directors. Focusing on a corpus of films from France, Belgium and Switzerland, including works by Ismaël Ferroukhi, Bouli Lanners, Aki Kaurismäki and Jacqueline Audry amongst many others, French-language Road Cinema contends that nowhere is the impulse to remap the spaces and identities of ‘New Europe’ more evident than in French-language cinema. Drawing on mobility studies, cultural geography and film theory, this innovative work sketches out the flexible yet distinctive parameters of cont ... More

Keywords: Road movies, European cinema, Migration in cinema, Transnational cinema, Mobility studies, French cinema, Belgian cinema, Travel cinema, New Europe

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780748698677
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748698677.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Gott, author
University of Cincinnati