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Catherine Breillat

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    On Set With Catherine Breillat: “I never really invent anything”

    Even at age 64, Catherine Breillat remains one of French cinema’s true enfants terribles. Her latest project, “Abus de faiblesse,” is an autobiographical film about her complex relationship with French conman Christophe Rocancourt. Isabelle Huppert stars as Maude, Breillat’s ...

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    Guest Review: The Sleeping Beauty - directed by Catherine Breillat by Emilie Spiegel

    There was no way I wasn’t going to love Catherine Breillat’s latest film, The Sleeping Beauty (La belle endormie). It covers all my bases: female-centric (check), arty and lusciously imagined (check), and of course, French. I love everything I’ve ever seen from Breillat, and her current offering fits in nicely within her oeuvre of sex-positive feminist provocation (with a particular fascination towards youth and adolescence). Her works maintain a poignant paradox that so many films about young people cannot manage; the young heroine in the Breillat imaginary is naïve, yet wise, curious, yet stubborn, innocent, yet awakened. In the case of Th...

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