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Catherine Breillat

Film Director / Actor / Writer / Novelist / Screenwriter | * 07/13/1948 (70) | Bressuire, Deux-Sèvres, Poitou-Charentes, France
Catherine Breillat (French: [bʁɛja]; born 13 July 1948) is a French filmmaker, novelist and professor of auteur cinema at the European Graduate School. In the film business for over 40 years, Catherine Breillat chooses to normalize previously taboo subjects in cinema. Taking advantage of the medium of cinema, Breillat juxtaposes different perspectives to highlight irony found in society. Through film, she attempts to redefine the female narrative in cinema by showing female characters who undergo similar experiences as their male counterparts. Many of Breillat's films explore the transition between girlhood and adulthood. The females of her films attempt to escape their adolescence by seeking individuality. There is an unsaid silence in society for girls to hide their sexuality and desires unless directly confronted about them. Breillat offers a platform to discuss female pleasure and sexual responsibility by exposing social and sexual conflicts in her films' themes. ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Romance / Love | Documentaries

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Awards & Nominations for Catherine Breillat

Commandeur Des Arts Et Des Lettres‎ Prix France Culture Cinéma

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Movies with Catherine Breillat as Actress(10)

as herself2010 Great Directors
as Herself - Interviewee2009 Mutantes
as Narrator2004 Anatomy of Hell
as Constance2002 The Housekeeper
as herself2001 Salò: Fade to Black
as Herminie Poitevin1976 Dracula and Son
as Mouchette1972 Last Tango in Paris

TV Shows/Series with Catherine Breillat as Actress(1)

as herself2007 Indie Sex

Movies with Catherine Breillat as Crew(46)

Directing/Director2013 Venice 70: Future Reloaded
Directing/Director2013 Abuse of Weakness
Writing/Screenplay2013 Abuse of Weakness
Directing/Director2010 The Sleeping Beauty
Writing/Screenplay2010 The Sleeping Beauty
Directing/Director2009 Bluebeard
Writing/Adaptation2009 Bluebeard
Directing/Director2007 The Last Mistress
Writing/Screenplay2007 The Last Mistress
Directing/Director2006 La Fidélité
Directing/Director2006 Si je reste (un peu)
Directing/Director2004 Anatomy of Hell
Writing/Screenplay2004 Anatomy of Hell
Writing/Novel2004 Anatomy of Hell
Directing/Director2002 Sex Is Comedy
Writing/Writer2002 Sex Is Comedy
Writing/Writer2001 To Mathieu
Directing/Director2001 Brief Crossing
Writing/Writer2001 Brief Crossing
Directing/Director2001 Fat Girl
Writing/Screenplay2001 Fat Girl
Directing/Director1999 Romance
Writing/Writer1999 Romance
Writing/Writer1998 Beware of My Love
Directing/Director1996 Perfect Love
Writing/Screenplay1996 Perfect Love
Directing/Director1995 À propos de Nice, la suite
Writing/Writer1993 Couples et amants
Directing/Director1991 Dirty Like an Angel
Writing/Writer1991 Dirty Like an Angel
Writing/Screenplay1990 Adventure of Catherine C.
Writing/Writer1989 Zanzibar
Directing/Director1988 Junior Size 36
Writing/Screenplay1988 Junior Size 36
Writing/Author1988 Junior Size 36
Writing/Screenplay1986 The Satin Spider
Writing/Screenplay1985 Police
Writing/Writer1982 The Eyes, the Mouth
Writing/Screenplay1981 La pelle
Directing/Director1979 Nocturnal Uproar
Writing/Writer1979 Nocturnal Uproar
Writing/Writer1977 Bilitis
Directing/Director1976 A Real Young Girl
Writing/Screenplay1976 A Real Young Girl
Writing/Novel1976 A Real Young Girl
Writing/Author1975 Catherine & Co.

Citizenship: France
Born: Tuesday, 07/13 1948 (July) in Bressuire (current age: 70 years + 339 days)
Zodiac sign: Cancer (Chinese zodiac sign: Rat)
Languages: French (FR, native language)
Employer: European Graduate School
Catherine Breillat frequently works together with these people:
Jan Cvitkovič (15x, Crew)
Michaël Weill (7x, Crew)
Pascale Chavance (6x, Crew)
Laurent Dailland (4x, Crew)
Roxane Mesquida (3x, Actress)
Liliana Cavani (3x, Crew)
Lesli Klainberg (2x, Crew)
Henri Guybert (2x, Cast)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:13639, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 06/13/2019