War films push the limits and emotions of the cinematic form, but the genre has rarely given its women characters a fraction of the depth afforded the male characters on the front-lines. Indian filmmaker Meghna Gulzar's new film “Raazi” re-orients the conventional narrative of war, suggesting new possibilities for a storied cinematic tradition.
Elsewhere: In Love and War: The Duplicitous Women of New War Cinema
Bilal Qureshi is a radio journalist and cultural critic exploring the intersection of international politics, identity and art. From 2008 to 2015, he served as producer and editor for NPR's All Things Considered. He now profiles authors, filmmakers, visual artists, and musicians for the network. His essays have appeared in the New York Times, Newsweek, and the Washington Post. He also co-hosts the FQ podcasts for Film Quarterly.
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Bilal Qureshi; Elsewhere: In Love and War: The Duplicitous Women of New War Cinema. Film Quarterly 1 December 2018; 72 (2): 67–70. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2018.72.2.67
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