36 Fillette

France, 1988

Film
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The title refers to a child’s dress size, which the film’s heroine, Lili, has unmistakably outgrown. A sullen, uncommunicative 14 year old vacationing with her family in Biarritz, Lili is clearly ready to strike out on her own. She does so by dressing up in jeans, a corset and a raincoat, then hitching a ride to the local nightclub in search of adventure. Not surprisingly, adventure comes her way! “36 Fillette”, written and directed by French novelist Catherine Breillat, is based on one of her novels.

Credits

director

Catherine Breillat

co-producer

Valerie Seydoux

Emmanuel Schlumberger

production company

Gaumont-British Instructional

Duration

01:30:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

37098

Languages

English

French

Audience classification

R (18+)

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Foreign language films

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Teenage girls

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Teenagers - Sexual behavior

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - France

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Teenage girls

Foreign language films

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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