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Fat Girl

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Fat Girl
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Fat Girl
Catherine Breillat, 2001
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.)

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