François Truffaut called him, simply, 'the best'.Jean Renoir is a towering figure in world cinema and fullyjustifies this monumental survey that includes contributions fromleading international film scholars and comprehensively analyzesRenoir's life and career from numerous criticalperspectives.
* New and original research by the world's leading Englishand French language Renoir scholars explores stylistic, culturaland ideological aspects of Renoir's films as well as keybiographical periods
* Thematic structure admits a range of critical methodologies,from textual analysis to archival research, cultural studies,gender-based and philosophical approaches
* Features detailed analysis of Renoir's essentialworks
* Provides an international perspective on this keyauteur's enduring significance in world film history