The Epistemology of Adaptation in John Greyson's Lilies
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 Feluettes – Michel Marc Bouchard
Lilies – John Greyson