Skip navigation
Skip navigation

Denis Villeneuve's multilingual cinema: Decentring space, time and language in Arrival

King, Gemma


In Quebecois filmmaker Denis Villeneuve’s multilingual films, the ability to manipulate peripheral and even marginalised languages is the key to unlocking oppressive structures and shifting power dynamics within them. This chapter analyses Denis Villeneuve’s multilingual, transnational cinema, in which characters not only speak multiple languages, but deploy them strategically to exert social power. Drawing on Bill Marshall’s vision of cinema and nation in Quebec National Cinema as a ‘very...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Multilingualism in Film
DOI: 10.3726/b16092


File Description SizeFormat Image
01_King_Denis_Villeneuve%27s_2019.pdf664.51 kBAdobe PDF    Request a copy

Items in Open Research are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

Updated:  19 May 2020/ Responsible Officer:  University Librarian/ Page Contact:  Library Systems & Web Coordinator