Gérard Kraus is currently finishing a British Chevening and Luxembourg Ministry of research funded PhD on the reception of Luxembourg’s cinema over the last thirty years. Beyond the University of Luxembourg, he collaborates with the National Audiovisual Centre (CNA). His interests lie in national cinemas (particularly Japan and Luxembourg) as well as in fantastic film. His publications include articles on Andy Bausch’s films, a chapter on digital games in Creeber and Martin’sDigital Cultures: Understanding New Media(2009). Forthcoming is a chapter on national film and related research in a volume on media and mediation in Luxembourg.
Mamoru Oshii’s Avalon stands firmly engrained in the director’s science fiction oeuvre of completely visually controlled films, focusing on a strong female protagonist shown in critical situations. At the same … Read More