Cinema and revolution
in Philippe Garrel
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Garrel’s ‘adolescent’ period (1964–1969) began with a series of short films, reminiscent of the cinema of the New Wave, extending to more austere and engaged works that were made in the period surrounding May 68. The analysis traces Garrel’s increasing distinction from the cinema of the New Wave, and challenges a common perception that he was a willing inheritor of this movement. It considers how his experimental works draw meaning through their relationship with positions and formal strategies developed in the cinema of Guy Debord (détournement, critique of the spectacle, anti-cinema), and how this suggests a political stance that remains linked to events happening on the street. Consideration is equally given to the significance of Garrel’s development of a ‘concentrationary’ aesthetic, something that foregrounds the link between May 68 and the legacy of the Holocaust.


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