Fat Girl

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Fat Girl
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Fat Girl

Catherine Breillat, 2001

Contemporary Screen

Films fresh from the international film festival circuit, area premieres, award winners, and recent audience favorites.... You'll find films you won't see anywhere else in central Ohio on the Contemporary Screen schedule.

Thu, July 11, 2002 7 PM
Fri, July 12, 2002 7 PM
Sat, July 13, 2002 7 PM

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.)

Viewing Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection

The Wex is closed Thu, Dec 25, and Thu, Jan 1, but our galleries will be open Fri, Dec 26, through Tue, Dec 30, 10 AM–8 PM. Learn more about our holiday hours here.

Jean Dubuffet, Vaches au pre (Cows in a meadow), 1954

Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection closes Dec 31. Don't miss the exhibition artnet named among the world's 25 "must-see shows."

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