Catherine Breillat Says Abdellatif Kechiche Spent ‘Way Too Long’ Shooting ‘Blue Is the Warmest Color’ Sex Scenes

Catherine Breillat Says Abdellatif Kechiche Spent ‘Way Too Long’ Shooting ‘Blue Is the Warmest Color’ Sex Scenes
Never a stranger to controversy, “Fat Girl” director Catherine Breillat made some provocative remarks during a recent Variety interview in the lead-up to her new role as Locarno Film Festival jury chief. The interview runs the gamut of topics, with Breillat touching on everything from Tunisian-French director Abdellatif Kechiche to disgraced #MeToo crusader Asia Argento, with whom Breillat worked on 2007’s “The Last Mistress.”

Breillat said she feels that Kechiche, whose 2019 Cannes film “Mektoub, My Love: Intermezzo” appalled audiences with its graphic and some say misogynistic depictions of sex and nudity, overdid it with the sex scenes in 2013’s Nc-17-rated lesbian romance “Blue Is the Warmest Color.”

“Well, I do think Kechiche spent way too long shooting that sex scene. He shot it over two weeks, whereas I would have done it in a day,” Breillait said. “You can’t put actresses in that position for 15 days. I’ve
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