Catherine Breillat, Date of Birth, Place of Birth


Catherine Breillat

French actress, film director, writer and screenwriter

Date of Birth: 13-Jul-1948

Place of Birth: Bressuire, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

Profession: screenwriter, actor, writer, university teacher, film director, novelist

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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About Catherine Breillat

  • Catherine Breillat (French: [b??ja]; born 13 July 1948) is a French filmmaker, novelist and professor of auteur cinema at the European Graduate School.
  • In the film business for over 40 years, Catherine Breillat chooses to normalize previously taboo subjects in cinema.
  • Taking advantage of the medium of cinema, Breillat juxtaposes different perspectives to highlight irony found in society.
  • Through film, she attempts to redefine the female narrative in cinema by showing female characters who undergo similar experiences as their male counterparts.
  • Many of Breillat's films explore the transition between girlhood and adulthood.
  • The females of her films attempt to escape their adolescence by seeking individuality.
  • There is an unsaid silence in society for girls to hide their sexuality and desires unless directly confronted about them.
  • Breillat offers a platform to discuss female pleasure and sexual responsibility by exposing social and sexual conflicts in her films' themes.

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