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Breillat, Catherine

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Most widely held works by Catherine Breillat
À ma soeur! by Catherine Breillat( Visual )

49 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chubby pre-adolescent Anaïs is spending the summer with her short-tempered mother, her workaholic father, and her beautiful, boy-crazy older sister, Elena. Elena meets and begins dating Fernando, a handsome, older Italian law student, and makes Anaïs a co-conspirator in Fernando's midnight visits to their shared bedroom. Thus is Anaïs--mute witness to her sister's initiation into sex--left raging with jealousy and self-loathing. Anaïs avers that she is ready for her own sexual adventure, but what will happen when she has it?
Gycklarnas afton by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Swedish and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pessimistic story of romance and betrayal in the setting of a small travelling circus. Generally regarded as one of Bergman's best early films, it is marked by his characteristic symbolic approach and a style which here borders on the surreal
A nos amours by Maurice Pialat( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in Multiple languages and French and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fifteen-year-old Parisian girl embarks on a sexual rampage in an effort to separate herself from her overbearing father, ineffectual mother, and brutish brother
Great directors( Visual )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten acclaimed filmmakers discuss their careers and their craft
Barbe Bleue( Visual )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in French and German and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Employs a double narrative, one revolving around two young sisters who are reading the tale of Bluebeard, and the other telling the story of young Marie-Catherine, child bride to Bluebeard, an aristocratic ogre with a reputation for murdering his wives. The Princess must employ all her cunning to outwit her husband and escape a potentially unpleasant fate
Salò, o, Le 120 giornate di Sodoma = Salò, the 120 days of Sodom by Pier Paolo Pasolini( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in Italian and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the titles, Pasolini informs viewers that it is "1944-45 nell' Italia Settentrionale durante l'occupazione nazifascista [in Northern Italy during the Nazi-Fascist occupation]." That, along with the "Bibliografia essenziale" that precedes it, indicates that a political meaning, dealing with the corruption of absolute power, was uppermost in the filmmakers mind. Motives aside, Pasolini's interpretation of the Marquis de Sade's eighteenth century opus of torture and degradation remains banned in many countries, is deemed one of the most disturbing films ever made, and is still-- 30 years after its initial release-- notorious and controversial
Abus de faiblesse = Abuse of weakness by Catherine Breillat( Visual )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in French and German and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maud is a strong-willed filmmaker who suffers a stroke. Bedridden but determined to pursue her latest film project, she sees Vilko, a con man who swindles celebrities, on a TV talk show. Interested in him for her new film, the two meet and Maud soon finds herself falling for Vilko's manipulative charm as their parasitic relationship hurtles out of control
Fat girl( Visual )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Ma Soeur! is a provocative and shocking drama about sibling rivalry, family discord and relationships. Elena is 15, beautiful and flirtatious. Her less confident sister, Anais, is 12, and constantly eats. On holiday, Elena meets a young Italian student who is determined to seduce her. Anais is forced to watch in silence, conspiring with the lovers, but harbouring jealousy and similar desires. Their actions, however, have unforeseen tragic consequences for the whole family
La belle endormie( Visual )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in French and German and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cursed at birth by an evil fairy, Princess Anastasia is destined to prick her finger and die at the age of sixteen. When three feckless fairy sisters discover this, they hatch a plan to alter the curse: rather than die, Anastasia will sleep for 100 years and live in a world of dreams. Through her active dream life, Anastasia will find love, loss and possibly a waking life. Her dreams take her to contemporary France, where she decides to reject the stereotypical behavior considered appropriate for princesses
Sex is comedy by Jean-François Lepetit( Visual )

34 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For director Jeanne, sex is no laughing matter. She doesn't find it funny that her two leading actors can't stand each other when she's about to shoot the most important moment in her film ... the sex scene. The actress objects to nudity, the actor won't take off his socks, and the only thing heating up between them is their tempers. At her wits' end, Jeanne tries everything in her power to seduce, intimidate and sweet-talk her reluctant young lovers into performing the film's sexy final scene
Romance by Te-Kai Liu( Visual )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in French and English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marie, aburrida de la relación platónica que le impone su marido del que no consigue ni una sola caricia, decide adentrarse en el mundo del placer
Une femme de ménage = The housekeeper by Claude Berri( Visual )

5 editions published in 2003 in French and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A forlorn bachelor hires a housekeeper to plow through the mess that's overtaken his apartment, and soon learns that she's never done a day of housework in her life
Mutantes : punk porn feminism( Visual )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is pornography an acceptable form of expression - and if so, can distinctions be drawn between different forms of pornography? This documentary raises all of these questions, seeking to provide the answers from the perspective of pro-sex feminism, which asserts that pornography must be wrested from patriarchal control, and that in the hands of women and sexual minorities, it can become a tool of liberation. Director Virginie Despentes (Baise-moi) takes a wide ranging look at the movement and maps the evolution of pro-sex, or "post-porn", from its pioneers like Annie Sprinkle to newer European work like Emilie Jouvet's Too Much Pussy! Filled with roughly two dozen interviews with the likes of B. Ruby Rich, Lydia Lunch, Annie Sprinkle, Catherine Breillat, Del La Grace Volcano, Maria Beatty, Coralie Trinh Thi, Carol Queen, Lynnee Breedlove, Norma Jean Almodovar, and other members of the post-porn movement, Mutantes is part of a very queer feminist revolution. Exploring in comprehensive fashion the various sexual niches of punk porn, queer porn, SandM, and transgender, the film goes a long way toward demystifying a movement that has been several decades in the making
36 fillette by Catherine Breillat( Visual )

17 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lili, at fourteen, is literally busting out of her children's size dress. While on vacation with her family, she vows to lose her virginity and soon attracts the attention of a good looking, middle-aged playboy. With the skill of an adult and the naiveté of a child, Lili seduces him. Her involvement with this older man and a chance encounter with a musician further her journey towards sexual awakening."--Container
Police by Maurice Pialat( Visual )

25 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tough French detective who's a little too attached to his work and is torn between his professional code of honor and the demands of his heart when he finds himself romantically drawn to a drug dealer's girlfriend who's also a suspect in his investigation of a drug smuggling syndicate
Une vieille maitresse = The last mistress by Catherine Breillat( Visual )

31 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 19th century France, Ryno de Marigny attempts to remain faithful to his wife Hermangarde, a woman of the French aristocracy. When his Spanish mistress Vellini reappears, he falls to temptation
Last tango in Paris by Bernardo Bertolucci( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American widower in Paris, desolate at the unexplained suicide of his wife, plunges into a torrid sexual relationship with a stranger, a young French girl half his age
A man for the asking; a novel by Catherine Breillat( Book )

22 editions published between 1968 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le héros, grand amateur de femmes faciles, se prend de passion pour L qu'il a croisé dans la rue. Il raconte leurs jeux érotiques et leurs fantasmes des plus hard
Pornocracy by Catherine Breillat( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A beautiful woman wanders through a gay disco and engages a man, confident that he will follow her. Perversely and dispassionately, she offers her body as the ground of a ritualistic game in which, over the course of three evenings, the two explore the numbing mechanics of sexual brutality
Anatomie de l'enfer = Anatomy of hell by Catherine Breillat( Visual )

26 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in French and English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over four nights in a house in the middle of nowhere, a woman on the verge pays a handsome stranger to watch her "where she's unwatchable." Flouting all conventions and breaking all boundaries, the two enter into a stunning and daring exploration of sexuality at its most fundamental. Confronting the unspeakable, discovering the unshowable, and sharing the unsharable, they learn the real secrets of how men truly see women, and how women truly see themselves" -- Container
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
À ma soeur! Fat girl
A nos amoursSalò, o, Le 120 giornate di Sodoma = Salò, the 120 days of SodomFat girlRomancePornocracyPornographie oder Pornokratie? : Frauenbilder in den Filmen von Catherine Breillat
Alternative Names
Catherine Breillat

Catherine Breillat actrice, écrivain, réalisatrice et scénariste française

‎Catherine Breillat‎ actriz francesa

Catherine Breillat directora, guionista e actriz francesa

Catherine Breillat francuska pisarka, scenarzystka, reżyserka i aktorka

Catherine Breillat Frans filmregisseuse

Catherine Breillat französische Schauspielerin und Filmregisseurin

Catherine Breillat French actress, film director, writer and screenwriter

Catherine Breillat regista, sceneggiatrice e scrittrice francese

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Катрин Брейя

Катрін Брейя

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كاثرين بريليا

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브레야, 카트린 1948-

브레야, 카트린느 1948-


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