DIRECTOR: CATHERINE BREILLAT
CAST: ANAïS REBOUX, ROXANE MESQUIDA, LIBERO DE RIENZO, ARSINéE KHANJIAN
Sibling rivalry is escalated to blood feud levels in Breillat’s brutal, boundary-busting take on the peculiarly French sexual-awakening-on-summer-holiday genre. Pudgy, sullen 12-year-old Anaïs (Anaïs Reboux) is determined to throw away her virginity to the first taker, while her lithe, much-desired 15-year-old sister (Roxane Mesquida) prefers to wait for true love. Neither girl gets exactly what she wants, but the audience gets it right between the eyes, with one of the most shocking and strangely perfect resolutions in 21st century cinema.
Screening in the series Late Nites at Metrograph.