Catherine Breillat, 2001
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Another provocation from Catherine Breillat, whose graphic film Romance (1999) shocked audiences worldwide.
Note: No one 17 or under admitted.
Fat Girl is a semiautobiographical tale of an awkward 12-year-old girl whose large body acts as her protective shield against a world she doesn't fully understand.
During her family's summer vacation, she has her first brush with sexuality as she observes what happens when her pretty 15-year-old sister invites an Italian law student into their bedroom for a secret late-night tryst.
Like Romance, Fat Girl is an exploration of sexuality and identity from an unconventional and feminine point of view. As Film Comment notes, Breillat's latest film is "less a detailed account of a girl's deflowering than an immersion in the terror-filled imagination of young girls, forever and always." (83 mins.)