The Children Are Still Watching Us, Caché/Hidden in the folds of time

  title={The Children Are Still Watching Us, Cach{\'e}/Hidden in the folds of time},
  author={G. Mecchia},
  journal={Studies in French Cinema},
  pages={131 - 141}
  • G. Mecchia
  • Published 2007
  • History, Art
  • Studies in French Cinema
Abstract In Caché/Hidden (Haneke, 2005), the figure of the child-director as described by French philosopher Jacques Rancière occupies a crucial—if narratively ambiguous—position. As in Italian neo-realism, the framing gaze of the Child introduces an oppositional Other in the adult world of prejudice and deception. Childhood, in cinema, becomes an in-ternal—to use Gilles Deleuze's category—state of consciousness, which in Caché is revived in a complex thriller about betrayal and retribution… Expand
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