By Cybelle H. McFadden
Gendered Frames, Embodied Cameras: Varda, Akerman, Cabrera, Calle, and Maïwenn is the 1st e-book to hyperlink those 5 filmmakers jointly via an research of the connection among filming one’s personal physique and the artistic physique. via engaged inventive practices, those girl filmmakers flip the digicam to their our bodies in an effort to exhibit the method of creative construction and to supply themselves as filmmakers and artists of their paintings from 1987–2009. by way of making obvious their our bodies, they provide a much broader diversity of illustration of ladies in French movie. via avant-garde shape, during which tangible corporeal parts are made picture, they rework representational content material and convey new cinematic our bodies with the ability to steer signifying practices in modern French tradition. via rendering seen their inventive perform and praxis and their digicam of their work—reflexive practices that still unite those filmmakers—these ladies additionally visually declare the function of filmmaker and inventive topic. hence they determine their authority in a movie within which women’s participation and popularity in their achievements have traditionally been under that in their male counterparts.