Fat Girl, Sex Is Comedy

Film/Video
Fat Girl

Fat Girl

Image courtesy of Code Red Films

Fat Girl

Fat Girl

Image courtesy of Code Red Films

Fat Girl

Fat Girl

Image courtesy of Code Red Films

Sex is Comedy

Sex is Comedy

Image courtesy of IFC Films

Sex is Comedy

Sex is Comedy

Image courtesy of IFC Films

À ma sœur!
Sex is Comedy - Trailer

Fat Girl
Sex Is Comedy

(Catherine Breillat, 2001)
(Catherine Breillat, 2002)

2nd film screens at 8:35 PM

Retrospective: Catherine Breillat

“The pleasures of Ms. Breillat’s work are its commitment and seriousness and its raw, sometimes very funny perversity: she lets everything hang out, without apologies.”—New York Times

Thu, Sep 11, 2014 7 PM

One of the most controversial films of the last decade, Fat Girl is an unsettling portrayal of sibling rivalry and teenage sexuality punctuated by one of cinema’s most shocking endings. While on a family vacation, overweight and unsure Anaïs grows jealous of her more attractive and flirtatious sister, Elena, who attracts the attention of a young Italian student bent on seducing her. (86 mins., 35mm) Inspired by Breillat’s experiences making Fat Girl, Sex Is Comedy follows a filmmaker struggling to shoot an awkward sex scene with two young actors who can’t stand each other. (92 mins., 35mm)

Special thanks to Unifrance for their generous support of this retrospective.