Fat Girl

Edition no. 259

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Licensor
Code Red Films
Directed by: Catherine Breillat
Twelve-year-old Anaïs is fat. Her sister, fifteen-year-old Elena, is a beauty. While the girls are on vacation with their parents, Anaïs tags along as Elena explores the dreary seaside town. Elena meets Fernando, an Italian law student; he seduces her with promises of love, and the ever watchful Anaïs bears witness to the corruption of her sister’s innocence. Fat Girl is not only a portrayal of female adolescent sexuality and the complicated bond between siblings but also a shocking assertion by the always controversial Catherine Breillat that violent oppression exists at the core of male-female relations.

Technical Specifications

Format: Blu-ray
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Audio: French 5.1 DTS-HD MA Surround
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Subtitles: English
Region: A
Discs: 1 Disc |  BD-50

Supplements

  • Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of Fat Girl
  • Two interviews with director Catherine Breillat, one conducted the night after the film’s world premiere at the 2001 Berlin Film Festival, the other a look back at the film’s production and alternate ending
  • French and U.S. theatrical trailers
  • Booklet featuring a new essay by film scholar Ginette Vincendeau, a 2001 interview with Catherine Breillat, and a piece by Breillat on the title

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Release Credits

Producer: Kate Elmore

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