Fat Girl

Fat Girl

Directed by Catherine Breillat • 2001 • France, Italy

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.

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Fat Girl
  • Fat Girl

    Directed by Catherine Breillat • 2001 • France, Italy

    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 se...

Extras

  • The Making of FAT GIRL

    This program was compiled from behind-the-scenes footage shot during the production of FAT GIRL.

  • Catherine Breillat on FAT GIRL, 2001, Berlin

    FAT GIRL was first shown to the public on February 10, 2001, when it ran in competition at the Berlin International Film Festival. The following interview with director Catherine Breillat was conducted for German television the day after the screening but never broadcast in its entirety.

  • Catherine Breillat on FAT GIRL, 2004

    In this 2004 interview, director Catherine Breillat discusses her filmmaking methods and the alternate ending to FAT GIRL.

  • U.S. Theatrical Trailer