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Natalia Christofoletti Barrenha talks Lucrecia Martel

In this interview, Natalia Christofoletti Barrenha, co-editor of ReFocus: The Films of Lucrecia Martel (out now in our series ReFocus: The International Directors Series), talks about this new volume and what led her to research Martel’s work. Can you tell us a little…

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Downton Abbey, Britishness and Class

by John White In the second of a short series of extracts from British Cinema and a Divided Nation (EUP, 2022), John White looks at Downton Abbey (Michael Engler, 2019). The quick series of shots presented to the audience at…

Film and the Imagined Image

Imagining with Film

By Sarah Cooper I revisited my local Odeon cinema in London recently, just prior to receiving the advance copies of my book, Film and the Imagined Image. As I sat back to enjoy the Sunday afternoon screening, I was reminded…

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Film Philosophy and the Body in Cinema

Film-philosophy has seen a resurgence of interest in phenomenology, particularly in its existentialist branch as exemplified by the work of Martin Heidegger, Jean-Paul Sartre and Maurice Merleau-Ponty. This is largely because much has been made of the turn to affect…