Traveling in French Cinema

  • Sylvie Blum-Reid

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  11. Back Matter
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About this book


Travel narratives abound in French cinema since the 1980s. This study delineates recurrent travel tropes in films such as departures and returns, the chase, the escape, nomadic wandering, interior voyages, the unlikely travel, rituals, pilgrimages, migrants' narratives and emergencies, women's travel, and healing narratives.


Journey healing narratives migrants refugees nomadism displacement inner voyage slow speed flâneuses dérive Jacques Rozier Jacques Tati Europe the return home cargo port cities Aki Kaurismäki Women travelers Alain Tanner Agnès Varda cinema

Authors and affiliations

  • Sylvie Blum-Reid
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  1. 1.University of FloridaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Literature, Cultural and Media Studies
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-57954-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-55354-6
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