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Last WordsConsidering Contemporary Cinema$
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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

(p.128) Céline Sciamma
Last Words

Jason Wood

Columbia University Press

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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