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Jeanne is a director struggling with a difficult sex scene between two actors who can't stand each other. Aided by her loyal assistant Leo, Jeanne is hell-bent on getting the scene right without compromise. Inspired by Breillat's own experiences (particularly those in "Fat Girl"), "Sex is Comedy" explores the comedy of social manipulations, sex and power that takes place within the confines of a film set.Written by
This is only the second Breillat film that I've seen and I'm wondering which star from the heavens she dropped down from. What film has ever captured the filmmaking process so perfectly - maybe Truffaut's "Day for Night," or Tom Decillo's "Living In Oblivion?" Not better but as well. What film has ever spoken so truthfully about sex? None, simply none. Who has combined cinema and sexual discourse like this? Nobody. Not Bergman, not Allen, not even Bertolucci. Maybe Lina Wurtmuller to some degree. The first filmmaker was a woman - Alice Guy-Blaché The last filmmaker is a woman - Catherine Breillat. Performances are outstanding. Direction is outstanding.
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