Introduced by Catherine Breillat
(Catherine Breillat, 1999)
“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
Today’s most engaging and inventive directors, producers, and film professionals join us to introduce their work and answer questions after most screenings.
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.
$6 members, students, seniors
$8 general public
No one under 18 admitted.
SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS FOR FILM/VIDEO
Rohauer Collection Foundation
GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER
Greater Columbus Arts Council
Ohio Arts Council