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    Catherine Breillat to Make First English-Language Film

    The romance "Bridge of Floating Dreams" will be set in Japan.

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    SFIFF Women Directors: Meet Catherine Breillat (Abuse of Weakness)

    "Abuse of Weakness ('L'Abus de Faiblesse') is the legal definition in France of what I suffered. But it is also in French, a sound, a strangeness more powerful poetically than its legal significance."

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    COLCOA Review: Isabelle Huppert Is All Strength in 'Abuse of Weakness'

    The title of the film may be “Abuse of Weakness,” but Isabelle Huppert’s performance as a filmmaker who suffers a stroke and then gets willingly conned by an ex-con is nothing but strong and steely-nerved. Which, of course, is to be expected from one of film’s best living actresses.

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

    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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    Stockholm International Film Festival Announces Competition Films and Lineup

    The Stockholm International Film Festival has announced their films in competition and their general lineup. The 24th annual festival will screen over 180 films from 50 countries.

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    NYFF '13: Catherine Breillat On Exposing Herself in 'Abuse of Weakness,' Starring Isabelle Huppert

    The technological hindrances suffered by controversial French filmmaker Catherine Breillat during the (very brief) New York Film Festival press conference on Wednesday for her new film "Abuse of Weakness" pale in comparison to the tremendous physical incapacities undergone by her main protagonist Ma...

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    Talking Catherine Breillat, Claire Denis, Agnieszka Holland, and agnès b on the Eve of the NYFF

    On the eve of the NYFF, Director of Programming and Selection Committee Chair Kent Jones and I spoke about three extraordinary filmmakers - Catherine Breillat, Claire Denis, Agnieszka Holland who are screening their latest work, and a very personal debut from designer agnès b, who has been a champio...

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    TIFF 13 Departure Thoughts

    As I get ready to make my departure from Toronto after a whirlwind week there are a couple of things to mention as the festival winds down. I was told that there are 10% less women directors this year.

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    WATCH: Unsettling First Clip from Catherine Breillat's 'Abuse of Weakness,' Starring Isabelle Huppert

    Check out the first clip from French auteur Catherine Breillat's new film "Abuse of Weakness," starring Isabelle Huppert as the director herself.

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