Travel narratives abound in French cinema since the 1980s. This study delineates recurrent travel tropes in films such as departures and returns, the chase, the escape, nomadic wandering, interior voyages, the unlikely travel, rituals, pilgrimages, migrants' narratives and emergencies, women's travel, and healing narratives.
Sylvie Blum-Reid teaches French and European Cinema at the University of Florida, USA. She is the author of East-West Encounters: Franco-Asian Cinema and Literature (Wallflower 2003). Her articles have been published in Quarterly Review of Film and Video, Portal: Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies, Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, Iris, and the Contemporary Journal of French and Francophone Studies.
"Blum-Reid provides a succinct bibliography supplemented by an impressive filmography that lists seventy-eight directors. Her welcome resource spans cultural studies, ethnography, film studies, gender studies, philosophy, semiotics, tourism studies, and travel writing." (Anne Cirella-Urrutia, Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature STTCL, Vol. 42 (2), June, 2018)