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French and Spanish Queer Film

Audiences, Communities and Cultural Exchange

Chris Perriam, Darren Waldron

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Examines how LGBT filmmaking in France and Spain moves across borders and finds new audiences

Advancing the current state of film audience research and of our knowledge of sexuality in transnational contexts, French and Spanish Queer Film analyses how French LGBTQ films are seen in Spain and Spanish ones in France. Studying films from various genres, the book examines their reception across four languages (Spanish, French, Catalan, English) and engages with participants across a range of digital and physical audience locations.

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Chapter 1: Cultural Crossovers
Chapter 2: LGBTQ Film Festivals and their Audiences
Chapter 3: LGBQ Themes and Responses
Chapter 4: Trans Issues
Chapter 5: Audiences and Critics: Dialogue and Disagreement

About the Author

Chris Perriam has worked as Professor of Hispanic Studies at the University of Manchester since 2004. He researches and teaches in the areas of Spanish Cultural Studies and Screen Studies and has a special interest in queer culture in Spain, France and Britain.

Darren Waldron is Senior Lecturer in French at The School of Arts, Languages and Culture, The University of Manchester. He is the author of Queering Contemporary French Popular Cinema : images and their reception (Peter Lang 2009)


This book carves out a vital space at the intersection of contemporary LGBTQ and Transnational film studies. It is equally important as a document of the translatability and border-crossing qualities essential to European cultures. Perriam and Waldron demonstrate brilliantly how tastes, values, desires and fantasies are mobilized through films for different LGBTQ audiences, but this is not all. Their intervention is critical because it comes at a time when the very idea of Europe is in jeopardy, and they subtly remind us that the study of film festivals and audiences can throw light on what is shared and what desires and values produced in one linguistic area can mean for another.

Nuria Triana Toribio, Professor of Hispanic Studies, University of Kent

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