Romance

Film/Video
Romance

Romance

Image courtesy of Lions Gate Entertainment

Romance

Romance

Image courtesy of Lions Gate Entertainment

Romance

Romance

Image courtesy of Lions Gate Entertainment

Romance

Romance

Image courtesy of Lions Gate Entertainment

Romance

Romance

Image courtesy of Lions Gate Entertainment

Le film "Romance" de Catherine Breillat bande d'annonce

Romance

Introduced by Catherine Breillat

(Catherine Breillat, 1999)

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

Visiting Filmmakers

Rising stars and acclaimed masters come to screen their films and talk with Wexner Center audiences.

Thu, Sep 25, 2014 7 PM

Director Catherine Breillat joins us to introduce her provocative erotic thriller Romance. In Romance, a school teacher frustrated by her boyfriend’s lack of sexual attention begins to look outside her relationship for satisfaction. As her degree of sexual adventurousness increases with each new encounter, so too does the level of peril. Though banned in several countries for its frank depiction of sex, the film was a breakthrough for Breillat as a formal stylist with a deeply philosophical bent. As a New York Times reviewer wrote at the time, “when the film comes up with startling visual metaphors for the mind-body dilemma….Romance is as eloquent as it wants to be.” (95 mins., 35mm)

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

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."

Artists featured in Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection

Learn more about the artists represented in Transfigurations at our dedicated website. (Educators will also find curriculum resources to support their K–12 classrooms.)