Agent provocateur: French director Catherine Breillat dissects desire
During her visit in Israel, Breillat, one of cinema’s most daring directors, outlines her philosophy and tells why she will never yield to the censor.
When Catherine Breillat was 12, she saw Ingmar Berman’s 1953 movie “Sawdust and Tinsel,” starring Harriet Andersson, one of the Swedish director’s ensemble actors. The film, about an aging circus ringmaster and his young lover, was an intensive viewing experience for the young Breillat. So deeply did she identify with the Andersson character, she decided to become a director and writer. “Through...
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