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Fat Girl

Catherine Breillat

 
Fat Girl (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • France
  • 2001
  • 86 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • French
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  • Spine #259

Twelve-year-old Anaïs is fat. Her sister, fifteen-year-old Elena, is a beauty. While the girls are on vacation with their parents, Anaïs tags along as Elena explores the dreary seaside town. Elena meets Fernando, an Italian law student; he seduces her with promises of love, and the ever watchful Anaïs bears witness to the corruption of her sister’s innocence. Fat Girl is not only a portrayal of female adolescent sexuality and the complicated bond between siblings but also a shocking assertion by the always controversial Catherine Breillat that violent oppression exists at the core of male-female relations.

Disc Features

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer, with DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of Fat Girl
  • Two interviews with director Catherine Breillat, one conducted the night after the film’s world premiere at the 2001 Berlin Film Festival, the other a look back at the film’s production and alternate ending
  • French and U.S. theatrical trailers
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: A new essay by film scholar Ginette Vincendeau, a 2001 interview with Breillat, and a piece by Breillat on the title

    New cover by Kathleen Cantwell

Film Essays

Fat Girl: Sisters, Sex, and Sitcom

By Ginette VincendeauMay 03, 2011

French auteur cinema has increasingly been exploring themes of sex through scenarios whose . . . Read more »

Film Essays

Fat Girl: Sisters, Sex, and Sitcom

By Ginette VincendeauMay 03, 2011

French auteur cinema has increasingly been exploring themes of sex through scenarios whose . . . Read more »


Features

Fat Girl: About the Title

By Catherine BreillatMay 03, 2011

The original title of my film was always Fat Girl, but since I am French and not at all . . . Read more »


News

Hot Summer for Cinema in Toronto

May 25, 2010

TIFF Cinematheque—formerly Cinematheque Ontario—is celebrating its twentieth anniversary this . . . Read more »


Interviews

Catherine Breillat on Sisterhood

October 23, 2009

Almost a decade ago, Catherine Breillat, one of contemporary cinema’s great provocateurs, . . . Read more »