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Navigating the Mind/body Divide: The Female Cannibal in French Films Grave (Raw, 2016), Dans ma peau (In My Skin, 2002) and Trouble Every Day (2001)

Gender and Contemporary Horror in Film

ISBN: 978-1-78769-898-7, eISBN: 978-1-78769-897-0

Publication date: 13 March 2019

Abstract

In my exploration of the mind/body divide featured in Grave, I’ll argue that the film moves away from portrayals of the cannibal in the two earlier films, as we now observe a female protagonist who is actively engaged in meaningful relationships with others. As such, Justine seeks connection rather than disconnection from those around her, with varying levels of success.

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Dooley, K. (2019), "Navigating the Mind/body Divide: The Female Cannibal in French Films Grave (Raw, 2016), Dans ma peau (In My Skin, 2002) and Trouble Every Day (2001)", Holland, S., Shail, R. and Gerrard, S. (Ed.) Gender and Contemporary Horror in Film (Emerald Studies in Popular Culture and Gender), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 53-66. https://doi.org/10.1108/978-1-78769-897-020191005

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