Fat Girl, Sex Is Comedy
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.