Critical Writing Index

The Epistemology of Adaptation in John Greyson's Lilies

by Lawrence Howe

Canadian Journal of Film Studies, Fall 2006, v. 15, no. 2, pp. 44-61

In this article Lawrence Howe analyses the changes made by John Greyson in his cinematic adaptation of Michel Marc Bouchard's play Les Feluettes. In Howe's view, Greyson's film adaptation, Lilies (1996), surpasses the limitations of theatre, which in turn creates narrative contradictions. These are solved through an emphasis on the film's intertextualilty, which brings out an in-depth perspective on heteronormativity.

(Key Words: Canadian cinema, queer, gay, LGBTQ, Québec theatre, translation, French language)

ITEM 2006.165 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Les FeluettesMichel Marc Bouchard

LiliesJohn Greyson