À ma soeur!

Catherine Breillat

Focus France 95 min Fiction

Synopsis

Anaïs carries the weight of the world on her 12-year-old shoulders. Her body is both a temple of pain and a fortress. Hunched in defense or plain ignored, she observes. It is summer. The beach. Family vacation. Summer romance. Initiation, therefore, and first love. Immured in the chrysalis of her weight, Anaïs undergoes this rite of passage by proxy, observing her beloved (and hated) older sister, her chimerical alter ego, her imago.

Themes

French CinemaComing-of-ageFemale DirectorFamíliaSex

Filmmaker

Catherine Breillat

She is one of the great references of contemporary erotic cinema. Her work abounds with an incisive and epidermal look at sex and its aspects. Her filmography goes from luminous comedies to sordid thrillers. She has directed fifteen films, many of which have been part of the official sections of Cannes, Berlin or Chicago, where she won the Golden Hugo award for Best Film for À ma soeur!

Filmography: Last Summer (2023, D'A 2024), Abuse of Weakness (2013), The Sleeping Beauty (2010), Bluebeard (2009, D'A 2024), The Last Mistress (2007), Anatomy of Hell (2004, D'A 2024), Sex Is Comedy (2002, D'A 2024), Fat Girl (2001, D'A 2024), Brief Crossing (2001), Romance X (1999, D'A 2024), Perfect Love (1996, D'A 2024), À propos de Nice, la suite (col·lectiu, 1995), Dirty Like an Angel (1991), 36 Fillette (Virgin) (1988, D'A 2024), Nocturnal Uproar (1979), A Real Young Girl (1976, D'A 2024)

Catherine Breillat

Film information

Int. title: Fat Girl
Director: Catherine Breillat
Script: Catherine Breillat
With: Anaïs Reboux, Roxane Mesquida, Libero De Rienzo, Arsinée Khanjian
Country: France
Year: 2001
Length: 95 min
Language: French
Subtitles: Catalan

Awards

BERLIN FILM FESTIVAL
Manfred Salzgeber Award

CANNES FILM FESTIVAL
France Culture Award

CHICACO FILM FESTIVAL
Golden Hugo for Best Film

ROTTERDAM FILM FESTIVAL
Moviezone Award