Films in ‘Catherine Breillat retro’
RomanceCatherine Breillat IFFR 1999 98′
A great admirer of Oshima's legendary and explicit Empire of the Senses, Breillat always dreamt of making a film that was really about physical love. This is that film - about a woman who submits herself with passion to the sensual and mystical desire for physical and romantic love. A film of extremes: fire and ice.
Parfait amourCatherine Breillat IFFR 1999 113′
Breillat's most commercial and romantic film, but nevertheless a searing exploration of love and hate, love and death. An older, attractive bourgeois woman falls for a younger man with fatal consequences.
Tapage NocturneCatherine Breillat IFFR 1999 94′
An unpolished film with a dreamy beauty, Breillat again working from her own story of a young woman who falls prey to an all-consuming desire, analyses sensual love in razor-sharp scenes.
Une vraie jeune filleCatherine Breillat IFFR 1999 90′
Breillat's precocious and risk-taking début, typically frank and direct. In a sensual, intense first-person style she describes how a young girl discovers her body and her sexuality.