THE ILLEGITIMATE LEGITIMACY OF THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS IN FRENCH FILM CULTURE

@article{Caill2007THEIL,
  title={THE ILLEGITIMATE LEGITIMACY OF THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS IN FRENCH FILM CULTURE},
  author={Patricia Caill{\'e}},
  journal={Interventions},
  year={2007},
  volume={9},
  pages={371 - 388}
}
This article explores the three main phases of the reception of The Battle of Algiers in France – in 1966 when the film was awarded the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, on its first national release in the early 1970s, and in the wake of its screening at the Cannes Film Festival in 2004 – in order to understand reactions to, and appropriations of, the film by the critics and by the public. This reception history, it is argued, is deeply shaped by the intersection of the values promoted… 

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