focus on catherine breillat

Une vieille maitresse

Often controversial and always unique, the works of director and novelist Catherine Breillat delve into gender, sexuality and the turmoil of human relationships.

Thu 25 October - Sun 4 November 2007

Full $13 Concession $10

Curated by Lisa Pieroni.

une vieille maîtresse

Breillat delves into the unexpected with her adaptation of the nineteenth century literary classic.

anatomie de l'enfer

Breillat continues to expand on her daring view of the flesh in this compact, ultra-explicit two-character film.

à ma soeur!

A raw portrait of female virginity under siege that has the blunt ring of truth.


A stunningly frank examination of sex and love.

brève traversée

This gemlike comedy of manners is a layered and bracingly cynical addition to the cycle of tadpolian romances.

sex is comedy

Breillat's semi-fictionalised film about making a film is reputedly based on her own experience in coaxing performances out of a young cast.

parfait amour!

An uncompromising and unnerving work, based on a real-life crime of passion.

tapage nocturne

A startling experiment in shifting moods.

36 fillette

Breillat's first film to receive theatrical distribution outside Europe is a gritty and exciting pas de deux.

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