Monday 16 March 9.30pm
A Real Young Girl (France, 1976) – Australian Television Premiere
Catherine Breillat’s controversial exploration of a teenage girl’s sexuality, based on her own novel, centres on Alice, a precocious 1960s teen that explores her sexuality while lusting after a sawmill worker.
Tuesday 17 March 9.30pm
An Old Mistress (France, 2007)
A handsome young man vows to stay away from his long term mistress, in this intimate chamber piece full of betrayals, confidences and secrets. Nominated for a Palme d’Or at 2007 Cannes International Film Festival.
Wednesday 18 March 9.30pm
Sex Is Comedy (France, 2002) – Australian Television Premiere
A director attempts to shoot a sensitive love scene involving two actors who hate each other, but she is determined to get the scene right without compromise. Directed by Catherine Breillat and inspired by her own experiences.
Thursday 19 March 9.30pm
Fat Girl (a.k.a For My Sister) (France, 2000)
From Catherine Breillat, provocative director of Romance, comes a confronting tale of teenage sexual encounters, with a graphic and savage ending. Nominated for Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival.
Friday 20 March 9.30pm
Anatomy of Hell (France, 2004)
A woman is discovered in the middle of a suicide attempt in a bar. She employs the man who finds her to watch over her for four nights when she is ‘unwatchable’ and discusses her views on sex and sexuality.
The WM Adult: Catherine Breillat Marathon will air on Saturday 21 March from 4.30pm.