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Catherine Breillat

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Salò: I, Monster

It’s always the same when I tackle Pasolini—the first encounter escapes me. Pasolini doesn’t come at you head-on; it’s more like embroidery, which can seem simple, unrelentingly repetitive. So it went the first time I saw Salò. Of course, th…

By Catherine Breillat


Fat Girl: About the Title
Fat Girl: About the Title

The original title of my film was always Fat Girl, but since I am French and not at all bilingual, it was for reasons more mysterious than an anglicism. Of course, the little girl was fat, but the title also expressed an autism, a wall between her an…

Sawdust and Tinsel: Awakening
Sawdust and Tinsel: Awakening

In 2003, on the occasion of the Cinémathèque française’s complete retrospective of Ingmar Bergman’s work, ten filmmakers were invited to present one of his films that had a significant effect on them. Controversial French director Catherine Br…

By Catherine Breillat

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