‘Free women,’ experiential aesthetics, and embodied spectatorship in Malgorzata Szumowska’s Elles (2011)

dc.contributor.author Weber-Fève, Stacey
dc.contributor.department World Languages and Cultures
dc.date.accessioned 2023-02-27T16:50:37Z
dc.date.available 2023-02-27T16:50:37Z
dc.date.issued 2020-02-11
dc.description.abstract In her 2011 feature-length film, Elles, Malgorzata Szumowska demonstrates how cinematic auteurs may effectively establish a multisensory intersubjectivity between filmmaker, film text, and spectator that challenges traditional ways of looking and seeing. She effectively activates an ‘experiential gaze’ throughout the film and film-viewing experience that opens up new considerations concerning long-standing views on prostitution, victimization, power, sexuality, and agency in cinema and society. Aided by the iconic French actress Juliette Binoche’s sensuous performance, Szumowska materializes in the film’s aesthetics the experiential qualities of the senses to present new representations of femininity as ‘free’ and to question the relationships between subjects and their objective worlds.
dc.description.comments This accept article is published as Weber-Fève, S., ‘Free women,’ experiential aesthetics, and embodied spectatorship in Malgorzata Szumowska’s Elles (2011). Studies in European Cinema. 2022, 19(2);96-114. Download citation https://doi.org/10.1080/17411548.2020.1726650. Posted with permission.
dc.identifier.uri https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/handle/20.500.12876/8zn7M6xw
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dc.publisher Taylor and Francis Online
dc.source.uri https://doi.org/10.1080/17411548.2020.1726650 *
dc.subject.disciplines DegreeDisciplines::Arts and Humanities::Theatre and Performance Studies
dc.subject.keywords French cinema, Women's cinema, Spectatorship, Affective cinema, Multisensory film theory, Malgozata Szumowska, Juliette Binoche
dc.title ‘Free women,’ experiential aesthetics, and embodied spectatorship in Malgorzata Szumowska’s Elles (2011)
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