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FILM 1F94 Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: Denis Villeneuve

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Peter Lester

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February 25, 2016
Week #7: Canadian Cinema—Incendies
Incendies (Denis Villeneuve, 2010)
-….As Canadian Film (National Cinema)
-….As Quebecois Film
-….As Transnational Film (representative of all three)
National and Transnational Cinema
-International flow of cultural influence
-Ongoing dialogue between the cinema cultures of the world
Translational Cinema
-Issues of actual cross-border movement,not just an artistic influence
-Difference between transnational film—Films deals with
-Globalization—umbrella term that encompasses many different things
Associated with rising capitalism and immigration
-Diaspora—spread/scattering of people across geographical/national boundaries
“Hybridized”—sense of national, cultural identity
Denis Villeneuve and Wadja Mouawad
-Denis Villenueve—Canadian director
Natural born in Quebec, Canada—has rose to Hollywood with films like Sicario
-Wadja Mouawad—-Screenwriters of the film
Adaptation of a play he wrote—-not based on his life in particular
Product of transnational migration
Lebanese Canadian
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