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Exclusive: Strand Releasing to Distribute Catherine Breillat's Personal Drama 'Abuse of Weakness'

Indiewire By Taylor Lindsay | Indiewire April 21, 2014 at 1:50PM

Strand Releasing and Catherine Breillat have already coupled twice before to deliver Breillat's two features "Bluebeard" and "Sleeping Beauty" to the world. Her latest dramatic feature, "Abuse of Weakness," has also been acquired by Strand, with plans for a fall release.
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Strand Releasing and Catherine Breillat have already coupled twice before to deliver Breillat's two features "Bluebeard" and "Sleeping Beauty" to the world. Her latest dramatic feature, "Abuse of Weakness," has also been acquired by Strand, with plans for a fall release.

Following its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, the drama about a film director debilitated by a stroke saw success on the festival circuit, and will show at the San Francisco Film Festival and the City of Lights, City of Angels Festival this month. The drama is inspired by Breillat's personal experience and stars Isabelle Huppert as the vulnerable recovering stroke victim, and Kool Shen as the male hustler on a path of seduction.

"We're thrilled to be working on another film from Catherine" said Marcus Hu, Co-President of Strand Releasing. "She's definitely one of the strongest female directorial voices in the world today."

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