Isabelle Labrouillère

Isabelle Labrouillère is a lecturer at ENSAV (Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’AudioVisuel), an in-house film school at Toulouse II Jean Jaurès University, and a member of the Lara-Seppia laboratory (Savoirs, Praxis et Poïétiques en Art). The author of articles on Naomi Kawase and Su Friedrich, she published her first article on Barbara Loden in 2018: Wanda ou “l’informulé’ : les errances du personnage comme dé/route du spectateur dans Wanda de Barbara Loden”, in Sur la route… quand le cinéma franchit les frontières, edited by Bénédicte Brémard, Julie Michot and Isabelle Schmitt at Presses Universitaires de Dijon. The book she coordinated and edited with Claire Parkinson, A Critical Companion to Christopher Nolan, was released by Lexington in 2023.


A reflection on how the discourses around Wanda (1970) contributed to the erasure of the film from the cinema’s grand history.


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