Tag: Catherine Breillat

TIFF 2013: See the first clip from Catherine Breillat’s autobiographical ‘Abuse...

French filmmaker Catherine Breillat has, over the course of a career spanning nearly 4 decades, become one of the most well-known filmmakers in the...

TIFF 2013: ‘Abuse of Weakness’ chronicles Breillat’s real-life difficulties with unsparing...

How can you dramatize real-life events you were a party to, but don't fully understand yourself? In the case of Catherine Breillat, you do your very best to communicate the depth of your own lack of comprehension. Surely one of the least vain openly autobiographical films ever made, Abuse of Weakness is repetitive and infuriating - but deliberately so, and to its complement.

2012 in Review: Personal Narratives and the Best Films Seen

Cinema, like most arts, exists beyond time and space. They are a medium of transportation, and for most of us, our only opportunity to fulfil our...

Catherine Breillat’s Fat Girl (2001)

Fat Girl Directed and Written by Catherine Breillat France, 2001 Ugliness and discord and disharmony go hand in hand with bad words and bad nature, while...

Catherine Breillat Retrospective: Almost Mainstream

While her best films may still be more unconventional in style, in recent years Catherine Breillat has made a successful turn toward films that...

Catherine Breillat Retrospective: Honing Her Craft

The twentieth year of Catherine Breillat's directorial career marked a shift. While her thematic focus and bold vision remained true, her skills as a...

Catherine Breillat Retrospective: The Early Years

Writing a series focused on the depiction of gender and sexuality in films, it would be a massive oversight not to talk about the...

FNC 2010: La Belle Endormie

La Belle Endormie Directed by Catherine Breillat Written by Catherine Breillat France – 2010 Defying all expectations and conventions, Catherine Breillat creates a fairy tale that can only...