Catherine Breillat


Born
in Bressuire, France
July 13, 1948


Breillat was born in Bressuire, Deux-Sèvres, but grew up in Niort. She decided to become a writer and director at the age of 12 after watching Ingmar Bergman's Gycklarnas afton, believing she had found her "'fictional body'" in Harriet Andersson's character, Anna. She started her career after studying acting at Yves Furet "Studio d'Entraînement de l'Acteur" in Paris together with her sister, actress Marie-Hélène Breillat (born 2 June 1947) in 1967. At the age of 17, she had her novel, l'Homme facile, (Easy Man) published. Ironically the French government banned it for readers under 18 years old.
Breillat is known for films focusing on sexuality, intimacy, gender conflict and sibling rivalry. Breillat has been the subject of controversy for h
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Pornocracy (Semiotext

3.58 avg rating — 74 ratings — published 2001 — 6 editions
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L'Homme facile

2.89 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 1969 — 3 editions
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Le Livre Du Plaisir

2.50 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1999 — 3 editions
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Une vraie jeune fille

3.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2000
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Romance

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Abus de faiblesse

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Corps Amoureux

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Bad Love

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36 fillette

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Paris Aux Noms Des Femmes

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“I am eternally, devastatingly romantic, and I thought people would see it because 'romantic' doesn't mean 'sugary.' It's dark and tormented — the furor of passion, the despair of an idealism that you can't attain.”
Catherine Breillat, Romance

“If I haven’t found out who I am until the end of my life…because I am afraid/ashamed of it, then I would have just pretended to live. Initmacy really means to find something out about yourself that is deep inside.”
Catherine Breillat

“the basic theme is the dichotomy of womanhood. the woman cut in two. every society creates laws to exercise power over women and exclude certain parts of the woman”
Catherine Breillat



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