Catherine Breillat


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Catherine Breillat is a Paris based filmmaker and writer who became famous for her distinctively personal films on sexuality, gender trouble and sibling rivalry. Accused of being a "porno auteuriste", Breillat allowed for an unbiased view of sexuality and extended the language of mainstream movies. She is also a best-selling novelist and wrote her... See full bio »

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Fat Girl Writer
(2001)
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(2010)

Filmography

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  L'été dernier (screenplay) (pre-production)
 2013 Abuse of Weakness (written by)
 2010 The Sleeping Beauty (TV Movie) (screenplay)
 2009 Bluebeard (screenplay)
 2007 The Last Mistress (adaptation)
 2004 Anatomy of Hell (based on the novel "Pornocratie") / (screenplay - uncredited)
 2002 Sex Is Comedy
 2001 Fat Girl
 2000 To Matthieu
 1999 Romance (scenario and dialogue)
 1997 Viens jouer dans la cour des grands (TV Movie) (screenplay)
 1996 Perfect Love
 1993 Couples et amants (writer)
 1993 Le secret d'Elissa Rhaïs (TV Movie) (adaptation)
 1992 La grande collection (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1991 La thune
 1990 Aventure de Catherine C. (screenplay - adaptation, dialogue)
 1989 Zanzibar (writer)
 1988 Milan noir (adaptation) / (dialogue)
 1988 36 fillette (novel) / (scenario)
 1986 The Satin Spider (collaboration)
 1985 Police (based on an original idea by) / (scenario, adaptation and dialogue)
 1982 The Eyes, the Mouth (collaborating writer)
 1981 Il marchese del Grillo (collaborating writer)
 1981 The Skin (screenplay)
 1979 Nocturnal Uproar (writer)
 1977 Bilitis
 1976 A Real Young Girl (novel "Le soupirail") / (screenplay)
 1975 Catherine & Co. (adaptation) / (dialogue)
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Other Works:

(book) Les Vêtements de mer. Paris : F. Wimille, 1971. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 4 Interviews | 3 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Relatives:

Marie-Hélène Breillat (sibling)
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Personal Quote:

In American cinema you find handsome men, whereas in French cinema you find male stars who are usually not very good looking at all. Fifty years from now, when people watch French movies and see these absolutely ravishing actresses who fall head over heels in love with Gérard Depardieu, they'll shake their heads and wonder what exactly was wrong with France. See more »

Trivia:

Considers David Cronenberg another filmmaker to have a similar approach to sexuality in film. See more »

Trademark:

Dramas that explore female sexuality in a clinical, bleak style and with unconventional explicitness.

Star Sign:

Cancer

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