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Jason Wood

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780231171977

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231171977.001.0001

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Céline Sciamma

Céline Sciamma

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(p.128) Céline Sciamma
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Last Words
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Jason Wood

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Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231171977.003.0024

This chapter presents an interview with filmmaker Céline Sciamma. Her debut feature Water Lilies (2007) captures the pleasure and pain of teenage life as three fifteen-year-old girls explore their burgeoning sexuality. The interview covered topics such as the motivations behind the decision to set the film within the world of synchronized swimming; whether one of her primary objectives in the film was to depict ‘how tough it is to be a girl’; the lack of an adult perspective in the film; where the film was shot and why Sciamma avoided placing the film in a specific moment in time; and the most positive outcome of making Water Lilies.

Keywords:   Céline Sciamma, Water Lilies, interviews, film directors, women filmmakers, filmmaking

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