Catherine Breillat / FR, IT, ES, 2001 / 86 min.
One is a born flirt, the other is overweight but smart. Catherine Breillat paints a perceptive psychological portrait of two teenage sisters struggling with their awakening sexuality and clinging to each other for support. As in the controversial Romance, Breillat frankly shows female emotions and desires.
Breillat made her directorial debut in 1977 with A Real Young Girl, which she adapted from her novel Le soupirail. She continued to make several films, including Perfect Love (1996), the controversial Romance (1999) and Anatomy of Hell (2004).
FR, IT, ES
A ma soeur!
Women Make Film
Last year, Eye presented the film programme Women Make Film, an alternative world history of cinema featuring women in the lead role. Women have played an important role from the early days of cinema, as cinematographers, filmmakers and sometimes also producers.