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.)
Admission$5 students (tickets required)
Support for the 2002-03 film/video season provided by the Corporate Annual Fund of the Wexner Center Foundation.
International films presented with support from the Ohio Arts Council.