This book, drawing on the work of contemporary French philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy, investigates the aesthetics and politics of touch in the cinema of three of the most prominent and distinctive filmmakers to have emerged in France: Robert Bresson, Marguerite Duras and Claire Denis.
Introduction 1. Jean-Luc Nancy: Co-Exposure, Technicity, Cinema 2. Robert Bresson: A Cinematography of Contact 3. Marguerite Duras: Back to Zero, or a Politics of Being-with 4. Claire Denis: Commonalities in Close-up 5. Conclusion